Date/Time: Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at 8:26AM
Location: Walgreen’s Parking Lot, 1001 Forrest Avenue, Dover, DE
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
Narrative: The Dover Police arrested 59-year-old Eugene Thompson, Jr. on drug charges following an early morning incident in a Walgreen’s Parking Lot on Thursday. At approximately 8:26AM, a 3rd party called to report a possible overdose/medical issue involving a male subject in a blue sedan. Officers arrived and located Thompson inside the vehicle, who was transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. While assisting Thompson, officers located a “one pot meth lab” inside of the vehicle. A short time later, a second one was found in the trunk. Officers also located 3 vials containing a total of .6 grams of methamphetamine inside of the vehicle.
Emergency response and Hazardous Material teams from several agencies responded to the location and safely disposed of the “one pot” labs, causing the parking lot to the business to be closed for approximately 2-3 hours.
Once Thompson was released from the hospital, he was charged with the following offenses and released on an O.R. bond:
-Operating a Clandestine Laboratory
-Possession of Methampetamine