Meth Lab Found, Two Arrested

Camden – State Police said that at around 9:13 a.m. on Sunday, September 18, 2016, troopers were attempting to serve a warrant in the 5,000 block of Mud Mill Road in Camden. Troopers were attempting to apprehend James D. Murphy, 37 of Camden-Wyoming, for felony theft charges, according to police.

James Murphy
James Murphy

Officials said that the residence had been abandoned and the investigation uncovered that Murphy was at the abandoned residence with a female subject. The owner of the property responded to the residence and Murphy refused to exit, police said.  Troopers said that after a lengthy wait, Murphy and a female subject named, Brittney Ebright, 30 of Camden-Wyoming were both taken into custody without incident. Police said that Murphy was found to be in possession of one bundle heroin.

Troopers said that upon taking Murphy and Ebright into custody, a search of the residence revealed several pre cursor items used to manufacture methamphetamine along with two waste bottles. Members of Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control responded and safely collected the evidence. A search was conducted of the residence which revealed equipment and component mixtures of the manufacturing stages of Meth along with key ingredients in making the drug, officials said.

Brittney Ebright
Brittney Ebright

Murphy and Ebright were transported to Troop 3 where they were charged with Operating a Clandestine Lab, Conspiracy Second Degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Murphy is also being charged for Possession of Heroin and Resisting Arrest. In addition he was also charged on the previous warrant for Theft, Criminal Trespass, and Criminal Mischief. He was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on an $11,500.00 secured bond. Ebright was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 7 and released on $8,750.00 unsecured bond.

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