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Suspect Wanted In Caldwell County Charged With Drug Offense In McDowell County
Wesley James Presnell
Courtesy of Caldwell County Sheriff's Office

Suspect Wanted In Caldwell County Charged With Drug Offense In McDowell County

A man wanted on charges in Caldwell County was arrested on a felony charge in McDowell County. 50-year-old Wesley James Presnell of Burnsville was arrested by McDowell County Sheriff’s Officers. According to information released Monday (March 22), Presnell was arrested March 7 and charged with possession of methamphetamine.

At approximately 11 p.m. on March 7, a McDowell County Sheriff’s Deputy was on patrol and stopped a vehicle for traffic violations. The officer spoke to the driver, who was identified as Presnell, and learned from communications that Presnell was wanted in Caldwell County.

While taking Presnell into custody for the outstanding warrant, methamphetamine was reportedly found in his possession. The North Carolina Judicial Branch website shows that Presnell is wanted in Caldwell on counts of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license revoked.

WHKY reported an arrest of Presnell last October 28 in Caldwell County on a charge of possession of methamphetamine. He has a District Court appearance in McDowell County March 29. In Caldwell County, Presnell is scheduled to appear in District Court March 26 on the traffic charge, and April 28 on the drug count.