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Felton-area Meth Lab Discovery Leads to Three Arrests

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Michael Baker, Christopher Divel and Todd Plummer Michael Baker, Christopher Divel and Todd Plummer

FELTON, Del.- Delaware State Police say they have arrested three men in connection with a Felton-area meth lab operation.

Police said that shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday, members of the Governor's Task Force, along with a Probation and Parole officer assigned to the unit, conducted a probation check on 24-year-old Michael Baker at his home on the 4600 block of Hills Market Road in Felton. Police said Baker had been arrested earlier that day for allegedly shoplifting items from the Lowes in Camden. The items are common ingredients of methamphetamine, according to investigators.

When troopers arrived at Baker's home, they said they found him, along with 33-year-old Todd Plummer of Greenwood and 25-year-old Christopher Divel of Houston, Del., standing in a detached garage on the property. Police said they took all three men into custody, and while searching the garage found equipment and component mixtures of the manufacturing stages of meth, along with key ingredients in making the drug.

Police said a search of the house revealed three shotguns and two rifles with ammunition.

According to police the men were charged with the following:

  • Operating a clandestine laboratory
  • Two counts of possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited
  • Possession with intent to deliver a counterfeit controlled substance (meth)
  • Conspiracy
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of methamphetamine

Baker and Plummer were arraigned at JP7 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $8,200 secured bond, while Divel was committed on $6,100 secured bond.

No evacuations were ordered after the math lab discovery and no roadways were closed as troopers determined there was no immediate hazard to nearby residents, according to police. 

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