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Mobile Meth Lab Found in Car

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Delaware State Police provided this photo of the alleged mobile meth lab they say they found in Frank E. Sheridan's car. Delaware State Police provided this photo of the alleged mobile meth lab they say they found in Frank E. Sheridan's car.

MILFORD, Del.- Delaware State Police say troopers discovered a mobile meth lab inside a car that had been pulled over during a Milford traffic stop. The driver of the car is now behind bars on drug charges.

Police said the incident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, as a trooper who was following up on an investigation in Lincoln was informed of a possible meth lab in a car. 

The trooper, armed with the description of the automobile, located the car traveling eastbound on Johnson Road before turning southbound on Coastal Highway and then making a U-turn to head northbound. Police said the trooper lost sight of the Ford Escort in heavy traffic, but was able to reestablish contact with the small car in the area of 880 Bay Road in Milford. 

A traffic stop was conducted and 33-year-old Frank E. Sheridan, of Dover, was contacted as he was getting out of the vehicle.  When the trooper questioned Sheridan about anything illegal in the car, police said he informed the trooper of two actively cooking meth bottles.  Sheridan was taken into custody and detectives from the Troop 3 Drug Task Force were contacted to assist with the investigation.
 
Police said that upon further investigation, detectives located two "One Pot" bottles that were actively cooking in the car, along with components and key ingredients in making the drug.
 
Troopers were assisted by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company during the dismantling of the portable meth lab and cleanup and mitigation process to dispose of the waste.
 
Sheridan was transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was ordered held on $30,250 secured bond.
 
As a precautionary measure, police said one lane of Bay Road (SR1) northbound was closed and three surrounding home were evacuated for three hours.

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