Three arrested in Houston meth lab operation

HOUSTON – The Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit has arrested three people after the culmination of a two-week investigation into the manufacturing of Methamphetamine (Meth) at a residence on Williamsville Road.

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Linda Walsh

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Barry Lituski

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Brian McGinnis

At approximately 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, the Kent County Drug Unit (KDU) with the assistance of the Kent County Governor’s Task Force (GTF) responded to the 2,000 block of Williamsville Road in order to conduct a probation administrative warrant in response to an on-going investigation into the manufacturing of meth at the house.

Upon arrival, 30-year-old Brian L. McGinnis, 52-year-old Linda A. Walsh and 58-year-old Barry D. Lituski, all of that address, were taken into custody without incident.

Equipment and component mixtures of the manufacturing stages of meth, key ingredients in making the drug and 1.09 grams of methamphetamine were found on the property during a search, according to Master Corporal Gary E. Fournier.

All three subjects were transported to Troop 3 in Camden where they were each charged with operating a clandestine laboratory and conspiracy in the second degree.

McGinnis was additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was arraigned at JP7 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center (JTVCC) on $12,100 secured bond.

Lituski was arraigned at JP7 and committed to JTVCC on $2,500 secured bond.

Walsh was arraigned and released on $3,000 unsecured bond.

No evacuations were ordered as it was determined that there was no immediate hazard to nearby residents. DNREC also responded to the residence to assisted with the search and containment of the combustible substances.

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