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Meth lab discovered; two arrested

Monday, June 8, 2009

STAUNTON -- While patrolling the Chinook Fishing and Wildlife Area for suspicious activity, deputies with the Clay County Sheriff's Department and conservation officers with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources discovered a meth lab.

Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Brazil Times details were limited due to the ongoing investigation, but confirmed two suspects were taken into custody and transported to the Clay County Justice Center for their alleged involvement.

Jody L. Presslor, 32, Terre Haute, preliminarily charged with dealing methamphetamine, meth drug lab, possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine precursor, distribution of methamphetamine precursor, possession of anhydrous ammonia, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana under 30 grams and maintaining a common nuisance.

Shelly Green, 23, Terre Haute, preliminarily charged with dealing methamphetamine, meth drug lab, methamphetamine possession, possession of methamphetamine precursor, distribution of methamphetamine precursor, possession of paraphernalia, possession of anhydrous ammonia and common nuisance.

Jail officials confirmed Presslor and Green were each set with $25,000 cash bonds and currently remain incarcerated while awaiting formal arraignment per the court calendar.

The Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab Team was called to clear the area of the remnants of the meth lab.

A copy of the case file has been provided to the Clay County Prosecutor's Office for further review.

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I'm guessing the Terre Haute news media doesn't publish/air the success rate of the Clay County Sheriff's Department and the Brazil Police!


-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Mon, Jun 8, 2009, at 6:35 PM

Interesting that we are allowed to comment on these people, but let an officer get FIRED and the comment section was not even presented as an option!

-- Posted by opininated on Mon, Jun 8, 2009, at 7:55 PM

First it was guys trolling and now a meth lab. at the Chinook Fishing and Wildlife Area. What's next, locating Jimmy Hoffa?

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Mon, Jun 8, 2009, at 9:29 PM

there was no comment section on harrison mainly because mayor bradshaw was involved in his firing

there will be nothing negative about the mayor if the times has any say

-- Posted by dovelw on Mon, Jun 8, 2009, at 9:37 PM

Well, Glad to see some more of the "Walking Dead" off our streets! Great Job Clay County!

And to those of you who are so worried about bashing the Mayor and a Great Officer - Leaving the comment section off Mr. Harrison's Story was a great Idea. Every decision Mrs. Bradshaw has made so far has been carefully thought out and handled with great care. Mr. Harrison was a great officer that protected the streets of Brazil for many years. Whatever Mr. Harrison has done, I am sure it was a total lapse in judgment and a hard decision for Mrs. Bradshaw to come to. Grow up!

-- Posted by Tabby on Mon, Jun 8, 2009, at 11:51 PM

Hey Thoughtful. You should think a little more because it was covered by WTHI in Terre Haute. I heard it on the news yesterday.

-- Posted by exbrazilrez on Tue, Jun 9, 2009, at 5:33 AM

I would not bash the mayor I think she made a very hard choice, but I think she made the right choice. My point, which I obviously did'nt express very well, was that no one is better than anyone else even if they wear a uniform. Actually, if they wear a uniform they should be held to a higher standard. If they are going to stop comments on some then they should stop them on all.

And if you think Harrison has been that wonderful then maybe you should "grow up" or at the very least wake up.

-- Posted by Icareaboutbrazil on Tue, Jun 9, 2009, at 5:56 AM

whatever harrison did requires his termination if proven illegal but from day one harrison and bradshaw butted heads often, this would have happened sooner or later even if harrison hadnt made himself a easy target and yes it was a smooth politcal move

-- Posted by dovelw on Tue, Jun 9, 2009, at 8:02 AM

So Tabby, how is that job with the City working out for you?

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Tue, Jun 9, 2009, at 8:38 AM

Oh my! What a shame some had to find something else to do yesterday since they couldn't comment on such a thing. I assumed it was to keep personal and perhaps slanderous comments from being posted!

-- Posted by dana67 on Tue, Jun 9, 2009, at 10:43 AM

Please think before commenting on the Mayor, as citizens, we are fortunate to have a gutsy lady interested in upholding the law, a person who steals from citizens should be held accountable, and when they are really nothing but a big con artist, every gullible person who feels sorry for them should stop and take the thefts personal, it was obviously from the citizens of the community he stole funds from. Don't bash the Mayor, she has my vote 100%, I admire her standing up for the people, especially when we were'nt in a position to be able to protect city funds like she is, thats the stuff people are made of that we need representing our best interest behind the scenes, if you think differently, and that theft behind a badge is ok, I certainly am glad you aren't in a position of power, hopefully. They have the goods or they would never have gone public, I'm sure there was a big investigation by an independant source, etc. Count your blessings we have a great Mayoral representative, not to be bullied or coerced into making poor choices for all the citizens of Brazil .

-- Posted by Edward Kane on Tue, Jun 9, 2009, at 1:13 PM

I don't think this article has anything to do with Terry Harrison.

I, personally, am happy to see 2 more meth-heads off the streets!

-- Posted by th1953 on Tue, Jun 9, 2009, at 2:35 PM

Really makes no differance to me what went on within the BPD, the only reason I would call for help is to clean up, however I have yet to see, read or been told of any hard evidence to suggest that Sgt.Harrison did anything wrong. The truley sad part is that people believe this was not political or personal or both. Wake Up anything involving local or state goverment is always politically motivated. If he has not committed a crime he will be back as an officer sooner then later. There is plenty of lawyers to see to that...

-- Posted by SimpleIsBetter on Tue, Jun 9, 2009, at 3:43 PM

Good job Sheriff Heaton and Prosecutor Reberger!

-- Posted by Criminology08 on Tue, Jun 9, 2009, at 4:18 PM

I got from the article that he stole funds, anyone who would attempt to reinstate someone who has stolen funds would be commiting political suicide to put anyone in like that, and I'll take that to the bank .. To clarify, my bank, my funds... no one else's, only mine,

-- Posted by Edward Kane on Tue, Jun 9, 2009, at 4:20 PM

I'm not sure how this awesome drug bust write-up got turned to discussion about Harrison. And, I'm not sure how Reberger may have been involved in this Criminology08. BUT, Sheriff Heaton and his boys have done it once again. WOW, good work Sheriff Heaton, Chief Deputy Gambill, and all the deputies.

-- Posted by flycatcher on Tue, Jun 9, 2009, at 7:18 PM

The former police chief had made plenty of blunders. He can blame nobody but himself. The mayor did what a good leader should do. Doing anything else would have been a slap in the face to the public and the employees of the city. Police officers should be held to the highest standards. The mayor and public works board apparently agree to that.

-- Posted by scwh1974 on Tue, Jun 9, 2009, at 7:22 PM

Scuttlebutt: Navy slang for rumors, or when someone says something that will inevitably come back and bite them in the A$$

Grapevine: The rumor circuit, or the rope used to choke the person who started the rumor

Gossipmonger: A person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others, in other words, apparently several people living within the confines of Brazil or Clay County.

Slander: An untruthful oral (spoken) statement about a person that harms their reputation or standing in the community, or many of the comments left on this website.

Liable: An entity whom is obligated according to law or equity for the damage put upon another through their misdeeds, or when the powers that be eliminate stupid comments that provide improper information about a person on this website. (They're trying to NOT GET SUED because of someone's irresponsibility of work selection or loose lips! Refer to #1 with the understanding they don't want to take YOUR BITE!)

The GOLDEN RULE: A person attempts to live by this rule in such a way that they treat all people, not just members of his or her in-group, with consideration, compassion and justice.

Does anyone really need to say anything else about some of the comments left on this site?

-- Posted by Cy on Thu, Jun 11, 2009, at 12:36 PM

I am with Flycatcher on this one, this is not the place to hold trial on officer Harrison or the Mayor, this is a place to commend the Indiana State Police, the enforcement division of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Brazil Police Department (and everyone else that made this bust possible). So to everyone involved, Thank You, there is that much less of this crap available on the streets to mess up our kids and grandkids, Keep up the work, now let's hope the courts and legal system holds up their end of the deal and maybe we can get rid of this nightmare called meth.

-- Posted by uncommonsense on Thu, Jun 11, 2009, at 8:12 PM

Oops, I left off the Clay County Sheriff's Department, again, thank all of you for a job well done!

-- Posted by uncommonsense on Thu, Jun 11, 2009, at 8:25 PM

Politics,...stop bashing the mayor,... the public, the city employees,.... higher standard,... gutsy lady,...butted heads. Who cares! What are we really talking about here? The very basics are; A man, loss of a job, a paycheck, his living. Is the quick decision of his supervisor to terminate him based in opinion or fact? As the public we should wait on the information to be clearly provided from both sides, and hopefully those in control will determine the proper solution. With a great consideration given to all of lifes factors, and weight given equally to accomplishments as well as mistakes.

-- Posted by spiritof56 on Fri, Jun 12, 2009, at 9:50 AM

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