Narven C. Marvel and Douglas J. Hutchins Jr. have been committed to the Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna.
Two Kent County men have been arrested after a methamphetamine lab was discovered at a Hartly-area home.
Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe identified them as Narven C. Marvel, 49, of Hartly and Douglas J. Hutchins Jr., 38, of Dover.
The incident began at about 5:54 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 when troopers were sent to the 800 block of Yoder Drive, near Pearsons Corner, to follow up on a report about drugs being manufactured on the property.
Both men were found inside a camper and were taken into custody on the basis of having outstanding arrest warrants. Marvel’s three children, ages 7, 6 and 4, also were in the camper.
A search showed Hutchins in possession of methamphetamine, while a search of the camper and yard turned up 1.15 grams of the drug and materials used in its manufacture.
Members of the DSP’s Kent County Drug Unit and DNREC personnel at the scene confirmed the meth manufacturing lab was present on the property, Jaffe said, but there were no evacuations of nearby homes as they determined there was no immediate hazard to area residents.
Both men are charged with second-degree conspiracy and operating a clandestine laboratory. Marvel, who also faces three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, was jailed at the Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna, on a $7,000 secured bond.
Hutchins also is charged with possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held at the Vaughn Center on a $6,000 secured bond.