Clover meth lab suspect gave police brother’s name

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comNovember 20, 2013 


One of the four suspects charged with manufacturing meth in a detached garage at a Clover home on Tuesday gave police his brother’s name when they arrested him, authorities said on Wednesday.

Scott Aaron Pressley, of Gastonia, told police he was Windell James Pressley, said Lt. Mike Ligon, York and Clover unit commander with the county’s multijurisdictional drug enforcement unit. Scott Pressley maintained the ruse while being interviewed by agents and booked into the detention center. He did not have any kind of identification to corroborate his identity.

It was not until officials prepared to serve all his warrants that he told them the truth, Ligon said.

He claimed he gave his brother’s name because he was “scared,” he said.

Authorities released a mugshot of Windell Pressley that he said was taken 10 years ago when he was arrested for an unrelated incident.

Ligon said officials will spend much of the day redrawing Scott Pressley’s paperwork and drafting new warrants. Scott Pressley will also be charged with giving false information to police.

At about 2 a.m. Tuesday, agents were sent to a Stokes Avenue home after the resident reported finding a suspicious car parked on his property. Clover Police arrived and found four people inside a detached garage. Those four, police said, had already cooked meth and were preparing to cook more.

Drug agents were called in and arrested all four people and confiscated the meth paraphernalia. The bust was York County’s 16th this year. So far, 31 people have been charged in the county with manufacturing meth.

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