Meth found in car following Greenwood traffic stop

November 19, 2017

A Greenwood man faces drug charges after police say they found methamphetamine following a traffic stop.

Police pulled over a 2004 Jeep Cherokee at 10 p.m. in the area of Route 13 and Newton Road because the car had a front headlight and a rear tail light both out, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police.

Police searched the car and its four occupants and found .2 grams of methamphetamine as well as equipment and ingredients to make meth, Fournier said.

Jody L. Souva, 35, of Greenwood, 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 arraigned at Justice of the Peace court 3 and 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 DNREC, 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. The right lane of Route 13 southbound was closed for about one hour.