Police: Meth lab found in Delaware home causes evacuation, two arrests

Delaware Meth Arrests
Dixie Cunningham, 45, and Paul Winters, 39, were arrested for allegedly running a meth lab in their home. Credit: Delaware State Police

Delaware State Police arrested a Hartley couple Tuesday night after troopers allegedly discovered a methamphetamine lab in their home.

Members of the Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit and the Governor’s Task Force responded to the unit block of Minnie Pratt Lane to investigate suspected meth manufacturing, according to a release.

Arriving officers were met in the driveway by Dixie Cunningham, 45.

Troopers asked Cunningham if her boyfriend, Paul Winters, 39 – who had several outstanding warrants – was inside the residence.

Though police said Cunningham denied Winters was inside, officers searching the home found him hiding in a shower.

He was taken into custody after a brief struggle, according to authorities.

Investigators said the search also turned up an active one-pot meth lab, which caused them to evacuate the property until a hazmat team safely contained the volatile chemicals.

A juvenile inside the home was turned over to a family member, and both Winters and Cunningham were taken into custody.

Winters is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He is jailed at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $7,750 cash bail.

Cunningham is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, endangering the welfare of a child, hindering prosecution and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released after posting $8,250 unsecured bail.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
International

Sierra Leone Ebola patient, recovered from family, dies…

An Ebola patient whose family sparked a nationwide hunt when they forcefully removed her from a treatment center and took her to a traditional healer has died.

Local

VIDEO: Cop reassigned as NYPD investigates alleged head…

An officer alleged to have stomped on a Brooklyn man's head last week had his gun taken away and placed on modified duty.

National

New York Times calls for legalization of pot

The New York Times editorial board on Saturday endorsed a repeal of the federal ban on marijuana, becoming the largest paper in the nation to back the idea.

National

Two injured after cable snaps on Ohio amusement…

(Reuters) - A cable on a large swing ride at an Ohio amusement park snapped and struck two riders as the swing was in motion,…

Music

Newport Folk Festival: Photo gallery of 35 moments…

As has been the tradition since Bob Dylan plugged in a bajillion years ago, the Newport Folk Festival embraces more musical genres than its name implies.

Music

MKTO: Behind the bromance

MKTO's Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller talk about the American Dream tour, Demi Lovato and getting turned down by girls.

Arts

James Earl Jones and Rose Byrne head to…

Two-time Tony winner James Earl Jones returns to the New York stage next month as an eccentric grandfather in a revival of the 1930s comedy…

Movies

Box office: Scarlett Johansson wins battle of brains…

Scarlett Johansson's "Lucy" handily dispatched with Dwayne Johnson's "Hercules" over the weekend.

MLB

Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

MLB

Joe Torre: I'm in Hall of Fame because…

Joe Torre spent 18 years putting together a near Hall of Fame career as a player. But it was the 12 years he spent as…

MLB

Yankees GM Brian Cashman breaks down art of…

The action frequently accelerates as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches, as it will on Thursday.

Auto racing

Jeff Gordon captures fifth title at Brickyard 400

Jeff Gordon captures fifth title at Brickyard 400

Wellbeing

This Week In Health: Friends share similar DNA,…

Friends share similar DNA, study finds Location: U.S. Study subjects: Nearly 2,000 people Results: When it comes to our social networks, it seems that birds of…

Education

Are liberal arts colleges turning away from the…

Bryn Mawr College, a small women's college located just outside of Philadelphia, announced last week that it would be making standardized tests like the SAT…

Education

Recent grads discover school superintendent plagiarized parts of…

  Two recent high school graduates made a surprising discovery about the commencement speech their school superintendent delivered at their graduation: portions of it was copied…

Career

Feeling stuck? Get out of the entry-level job…

Television and movies may be littered with 20-something characters who seem directionless when it comes to their careers, but author Mary Traina says she finds…