Police called it a "one pot" operation

Delaware State Police arrested a Greenwood man after a traffic stop found methamphetamine Saturday night.

On Saturday, Nov. 18, around 10 p.m., in the area of Sussex Highway (Route 13) and Newton Road in Bridgeville, a trooper observed a 2004 Jeep Cherokee with an inoperable front headlight and rear tail light. A traffic stop was conducted and the trooper made contact with the operator and three passengers and conducted a search of the vehicle. The search found 0.2 grams of methamphetamine, component mixtures of the various manufacturing stages of meth and key ingredients and equipment used in making the drug.

A passenger seated in the rear of the vehicle, where the drugs were located, was identified as  35-year-old Jody L. Souva of Greenwood. He was charged with operating a clandestine laboratory, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was later released on $8,000 unsecured bond.

The operator of the vehicle was cited for the inoperable headlight and tail light.  The other two passengers were not charged.

Detectives assigned to the Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit, with the assistance of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. No evacuations were ordered as it was determined that there was no immediate hazard to nearby residents.