IN COURT: Pressler fails drug test, has bond revoked and returns to jail

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 Pressler’s bond due to a failed drug test.Brad Voelz and Al Anzini, Pressler’s attorneys, argued that the results of the drug test were confidential. On that basis, they could not be used to revoke Pressler’s bond.Heuer issued his own order on the matter.“Go immediately to probation for a drug test,” he instructed Pressler. “If it is clean, you are released. If not, you are ordered into custody.“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.