- Special Sections
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Larwill man facing charges for meth manufacturing and child molestation had his bond revoked by Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer Monday due to a failed drug test.
Dean Pressler, 39, who was charged in late December and early January, posted bond for his two cases.
The state filed a motion Feb. 25 to revoke Presslerâ€™s bond due to a failed drug test.
Brad Voelz and Al Anzini, Presslerâ€™s attorneys, argued that the results of the drug test were confidential.
On that basis, they could not be used to revoke Presslerâ€™s bond.
Heuer issued his own order on the matter.
â€śGo immediately to probation for a drug test,â€ť he instructed Pressler. â€śIf it is clean, you are released. If not, you are ordered into custody.â€ś
Pressler failed the drug test and was booked back into the Whitley County Jail.
He is ordered to stand trial for both sets of charges May 21 at 9 a.m.
Earl Suver was also in court Monday on a probation violation.
To read the rest of this story, see the March 14 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook.