Clayton meth lab located, two arrested

Kerri L. Davenport

CLAYTON — Two arrests were made Monday after police located a methamphetamine lab at a residence during a search warrant execution, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Authorities said that at approximately 9:30 p.m., members of the Governor’s Task Force conducted a warrant at a residence in the 600 block of Hopewell Drive. Kerri L. Davenport, 41, was leaving the residence when she was taken into custody after a motor vehicle stop without incident, police said. Robert S. Robinson, 46, was located inside the residence and taken into custody without incident.

Robert S. Robinson

While the search warrant was being executed, GTF members discovered methamphetamine in the kitchen and a bedroom, police said. A search of the kitchen revealed a one pot methamphetamine manufacturing lab in the oven, according to authorities. The residence was evacuated and members of the Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, and the Little Creek Fire Department were contacted to assist with the investigation.

Approximately .21 grams of methamphetamine was seized, police said, along with six .5 mg clonazepam pills, approximately 2.15 grams of marijuana, and one suboxone strip. The components used to manufacture methamphetamine, along with key ingredients in making the drug were safely collected and seized, police said.

Ms. Davenport and Mr. Robinson were transported to Troop 3.

Ms. Davenport was charged with unlawfully operating a clandestine laboratory, second-degree conspiracy, possession of a controlled substance (two counts) and possession of marijuana. She was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover and released on $5,750 unsecured bond.

Mr. Robinson was charged with unlawfully operating a clandestine laboratory, second-degree conspiracy and possession of a controlled substance. He was arraigned before JP Court 7 and released on $5,700 unsecured bond.

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