Millsboro – The Delaware State Police are investigating the manufacturing of methamphetamine (meth) in a residence in which one suspect is wanted, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.
Jaffe said on Monday, January 29, 2018, Troop 4 patrol units responded to the 30ooo block of Millsboro Highway for a domestic-related complaint. Upon arrival, contact was made with a resident who advised that she believed her son, 39-year-old Elijah L. Cantrell of Millsboro was manufacturing methamphetamine within the residence, according to Jaffe.
Further investigation revealed that items believed to be consistent with manufacturing methamphetamine were located in a trash container in the garage. Members of the Sussex County Governor’s Task Force (GTF) and Sussex Drug Unit (SDU) responded to the scene and confirmed that a meth lab was present.
A HAZMAT response was coordinated with DNREC, Millsboro Fire Company, and Emergency Medical Services. The residence was searched and numerous items consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine and additional drug paraphernalia were located and disposed of by DNREC, said Jaffe. No evacuations were ordered as it was determined that there was no immediate hazard to nearby residents.
Elijah Cantrell fled the residence prior to the arrival of the police, said Jaffe. Warrants have been obtained for his arrest including charges of Operating a Clandestine Laboratory and two counts of Drug Paraphernalia.
If anyone has any information in reference to the location of this individual, they are asked to please contact Troop 4, Detective T. Ralston at 302-752-3823. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.