Two men arrested in possession of a rolling meth lab appeared in court Thursday.
Steve Ray Kearschner, 36, and Scott Allen Terrell, 35, both of Terre Haute, were arrested early Wednesday morning by the Clay City Police Department, with assistance from the Clay County Sheriff's Department.
Kearschner appeared in Clay Circuit Court in front of Judge Joe Trout and was charged with dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of chemical reagents or precursors with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, storage or transportation of anhydrous ammonia illegally and no valid operator's license. These charges carry a potential sentence of 7-27 years of jail time and a $35,000 fine.
Terrell appeared in Clay Superior Court in front of Judge Blaine Akers and was charged with dealing in methamphetamine, possession of chemical reagents or precursors with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, possession methamphetamine, storage or transportation of anhydrous ammonia illegally and possession of hash oil. The penalty for Terrell's charges carry a potential sentence of 7-28 years of jail time and a $40,000 fine.
A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Kearschner on Aug. 21, and the jury trial is set for Sept. 24, at 1:30 p.m., with James Organ as his defense attorney.
Terrell will be represented by defense attorney Geoffrey Creason, and is scheduled to appear for his pre-trial conference on Sept. 10, while the jury trial is set for Oct. 15, at 1:30 p.m.
Clay County Prosecutor Lee Reberger is set to be the prosecuting attorney in both cases.
Both Kearschner and Terrell pled not guilty in their respective court appearances, and were assigned a bond of $25,000 with no ten percent payment available.