Police find suspected meth lab in Sudlersville
SUDLERSVILLE — Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s detectives investigating a series of thefts from cars in the northern part of the county found what appeared to be a drug lab when they served a warrant at a residence on Duhamel Corner Road early Sept. 22.
“While searching the residence they located what appeared to be an explosive device and evidence of a lab
to produce methamphetamine,” according to Lt. Dale Patrick, public information officer for the sheriff’s office.
Detectives cleared the residence and called in bomb technicians from the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Sudlersville Volunteer Fire Company, county EMS, county emergency services and Choptank Electric also responded.
Emergency responders searched the house, shed and grounds, seizing evidence as they went.
“It was more chemicals, acetone, buckets, more Hell’s Angels style than ‘Breaking Bad,’” Patrick said.
The search took most of the day and attracted attention of neighbors and passersby, who wanted to know what was happening.
Neighbor John Lofland videoed the line of emergency vehicles in front of the residence. Then his wife Beckie called the newspaper to see if anyone knew what was going on. When she heard it was a suspected meth lab, she said, “I figured it was something like that — that or a dead body — with all those cars.”
Lofland shared his video of the police activity.
No one was home at the time of the search.; the investigation is ongoing, Patrick said.
Police did not release the full address or the name of the property owner.
Firefighters and bomb technicians responded to a residence on Duhamel Corner Road Thursday, Sept. 22, after police say they found what appeared to be explosives and evidence of a drug lab.
Police say they found evidence of a meth lab at this residence on Duhamel Corner Road Thursday morning, Sept. 22.