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A Seaford couple were arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine in their Walker Road mobile home following a monthslong investigation, state police said today.

Robert A. Donavan, 24, and Nichole M. Messick, 21, both of the 26000 block of Walker Road in the Up Country Mobile Home Park, each were charged Wednesday with manufacturing methamphetamine, endangering the welfare of a child, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy, said state police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.


Robert A. Donavan

Robert A. Donavan

Nichole M. Messick

Nichole M. MessickDonavan also was charged with possession of ammunition by a person prohibited and possession of a deadly weapon during a felony.

About 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers from the Sussex County Governor’s Task Force, the Sussex County Drug Unit and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control raided a home in the 26000 block of Walker Road and arrested the couple, who each were found with about .01 gram of methamphetamine on them, Fournier said.

A search of the house located components and key ingredients used to manufacture methamphetamine, Fournier said.

Detectives also found a switchblade knife, ammunition and other drug paraphernalia in the search, he said.

A 1-year-old boy was turned over to the care of a neighbor until relatives could be reached. The state Division of Family Services also was notified about the child living there.

Walker Road in the mobile home park was closed for six hours so the lab could be dismantled and safely removed from the home.

Donavan is being held in the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $15,500 secured bail.

Messick was committed to the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution after failing to post $15,500 secured bail.



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