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IN COURT: Meth trial postponed

March 7, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A man wishing to represent himself in court has had his trial continued until March 18.

Terrance Ward, 31, was arrested in July of 2012 on six charges. His counts were: Dealing in methamphetamine; possession of methamphetamine; possession of two or more precursors for the manufacture of methamphetamine; maintaining a common nuisance; possession of synthetic cannabinoids and possession of paraphernalia.

In January, Ward expressed a desire to represent himself in his trial. He was granted this request, and attorney Scott Lennox was appointed as his stand-by counsel.

In Whitley County Circuit Court Monday, Judge James Heuer was attempting to set up a trial date for Ward. Whitley County Prosecutor Matt Rentschler requested a continuance in the hearing.

“We are working diligently on other avenues,” he said. “I suspect later this week we will know where the trial is going.”

Joshua Lemmon was also in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday. He set a change-of-plea hearing for Monday, April 8.

Justin Pontious had his request for bond reduction denied.

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