Two arrested in meth search near Cary’s Highcroft Drive Elementary School

From staff reportsMay 2, 2014 

— A Cary man was charged with making or distributing drugs near a school while a woman was accused of methamphetamine possession in arrests near Highcroft Drive Elementary School on Friday.

Apex police arrested Peter James Mann, 39, on charges of manufacturing a controlled substance; possessing a precursor to methamphetamine; possessing pseudoephedrine with a prior methamphetamine-related conviction; and making or having a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school.

Capt. Ann Stephens refused to say which school was near the suspected crimes. Apex police arrested Mann about a half-mile from Highcroft Drive Elementary School and a mile west of Green Hope High School following a year-long investigation, according to a written release from the department.

Police made the arrest at a home at 7225 Green Hope School Road, the same site police searched during the investigation, according to county records. Mann’s address wasn’t immediately available.

Police also arrested Catherine Ann Batchelor, 35, on the same date at the same address on a charge of possessing methamphetamine. She is listed as a resident of 7225 Green Hope School Road.

Mann was held Friday at the Wake County Detention Center in lieu of $150,000 bail, according to county records. Batchelor’s bail wasn’t listed.

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