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Delaware State Police have apprehended two men on multiple drug charges related to a clandestine lab used for producing methamphetamine.

Troopers say on Friday, the Governor’s Task Force responded to the 200 block of Ingram Branch Road in Harrington to locate 48-year-old Stephen Strannahan on unrelated violation of probation charges. When law enforcement arrived they identified Strannahan fleeing on foot. He was later taken in to custody. Authorities entered the residence to find 37-year-old Christopher Corkell, in possession of approximately 1.29 grams of methamphetamine.

Officials say with the help of the Kent County Drug Unit and the DNREC Hazmat Team, they were able to search the residence uncovering over 5 grams of heroin packaged for distribution, 1.59 grams of methamphetamine, over 2 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and over 600 dollars in suspected drug proceeds.

Strannahan and Corkell were transported to Delaware State Police Troop 3 and charged with separate offenses. Strannahan was charged with operation of a clandestine lab for the purpose of producing methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 5 quantity, Possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 4 quantity with the intent to deliver, resisting arrest, conspiracy in the second degree and two counts of possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance. Cornell was charged with possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 5 quantity, possession of a controlled substance in Tier 4 quantity with intent to deliver, conspiracy in the second degree, resisting arrest and possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance.

Strannahan was arranged and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on 64,000 dollars secured bond. Cornell was arraigned and committed to SCI as well, on 42,600 dollars secured bond.