CLOVER — A fourth suspect has now been charged in connection with York County's 19th meth lab, uncovered this week in a Clover home where drug agents removed three children after learning adults made meth with the kids nearby.
Police arrested and charged Daniel Lee Neal, 26, with manufacturing methamphetamine and three counts of manufacturing methamphetamine in the presence of a child on Wednesday. They found him at his father's home in Clover.
Authorities are still looking for David Lee Ray, charged with making meth while his three children were nearby.
On Tuesday, drug agents removed three children --ages 3, 2 and 9 months old-- from 822 Deep Hollow Court after receiving a tip, said Lt. Mike Ligon with the county's multijurisdictional drug enforcement unit.
They found Shealee Henigar, 24, and Stephanie Summitt, 21, making meth with the three children nearby, Ligon said. Henigar and Summitt, who were at the home at the time, were arrested. Warrants have been issued for Ray, who remains at large. Ray and Henigar, Ligon said, are parents to the children.
Agents seized .1 gram of meth, two meth pipes, marijuana seeds, a notepad, cell phones, flash drives and an unidentified white powder from the home, the report states.
The three children underwent the decontamination process, Ligon said.
The York County office of the Department of Social Services took custody of the children and took them to Piedmont Medical Center to be tested for exposure to meth, the report states. The 3-year-old child was positive, he said.
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