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News Release
September 21, 2005

LSD Lab Found In Home Of Newark Resident

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Delaware State Police, Delaware State Park Rangers and Delaware Natural Resources Environmental Control Agency conducted an investigation on September 16, 2005 into a clandestine LSD laboratory that was found at 1035 Creek Road, Newark, Delaware.

Based on information received by law enforcement officials, a suspicious subject, later identified as Paul G. Little, was found at the residence in possession of precursor chemicals, documents and glassware needed to manufacture LSD. As a result of further investigative work and a consent search of the premises, approximately 2.82 kilograms of liquid LSD was found in a mini refrigerator. The DEA Clandestine Laboratory Team responded to the scene and dismantled the lab and secured the evidence.

Little, a Canadian citizen and chemist, was subsequently charged on federal charges for illegally manufacturing over one kilogram of LSD. Little remains in federal custody pending his preliminary hearing. Investigators were also assisted by the Aetna Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

According to DEA Special Agent in Charge James M. Kasson, “LSD is a dangerous hallucinogenic drug that presented a serious hazard to the Newark community. This arrest and seizure is the direct result of the outstanding cooperation between the agencies involved.”

According to Delaware State Police Officials, “This collaborative effort of all levels of law enforcement and fire/rescue officials to rid the streets of a large quantity of LSD has resulted in the enhanced quality of life for the Newark community.”


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