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One pleads, other set for trial

Thursday, April 8, 2010

One suspect recently pled guilty for their alleged involvement with a meth lab discovered near the Chinook Fishing and Wildlife Area summer 2009, while the other prepares for a jury trial.

On June 5, 2009, Terre Haute residents Jody L. Presslor, 32, and Shelly Green, 23, were taken into custody and transported to the Clay County Justice Center as part of an investigation by deputies with the Clay County Sheriff's Department and conservation officers with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Presslor was 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.

Appearing in Clay Circuit Court March 29, Presslor, with defense attorney Geoffrey Creason, negotiated a plea agreement with the Clay County Prosecutor's Office.

Presslor agreed to plead guilty to class B felony dealing methamphetamine, class D felony possession of chemical reagent or precursors and class D felony maintaining a common nuisance in exchange the state would drop the four remaining charges, including illegal possession of anhydrous ammonia, storage or transportation of anhydrous, possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

Clay County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Trout, after examining Presslor to determine if the plea was factually based and voluntarily made, accepted the terms of the negotiated plea agreement as being fair.

Presslor was sentenced to the Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC) on the first charge for 12 years (with two suspended), three years to be fully executed for the second charge and three years fully executed for the last charge. If earned, Presslor would be allowed good time credit and credit for 298 days actual days previously served.

The court recommended Presslor be allowed to participate in the Clean Lifestyle Is Freedom Forever (CLIFF) Program and his previous completion of the General Education Diploma (GED) as credit while incarcerated at the IDOC.

Presslor will be placed on probation for two years upon his release. He was remanded into the custody of the Clay County Sheriff's Department for classification and commitment to the IDOC.

After several changes in public defenders and trial dates, the second suspect is tentatively scheduled to appear for a jury trial with defense attorney Charles Hear on May 12.

On June 9, 2009, Green was formally charged in Clay Circuit Court with dealing methamphetamine, illegal possession of anhydrous, storage or transportation of anhydrous, possession of precursors, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

After posting 10 percent of a $10,000 cash bond, Green has been awaiting further court proceedings while living at an undisclosed Vigo County residence.

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huh Umad?

-- Posted by karenmeister on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 2:48 AM

Can't beleive she was let out on $1,000, Guess that is why they keep mething. Nice!!!!

-- Posted by computerdx on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 5:32 AM

give them life ! they are trying to kill our youth with this crap !

-- Posted by otis66 on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 9:16 AM

Love the smug look on this guys face. Hold that thought, Pressler - you'll be someone's prison "bish" eventually. (you get the typo)

Sorry I don't agree with allowing criminals to get a GED or other formal education while incarcerated. I also don't believe they should be allowed to have weights .. walking for exercise is enough as is being able to enjoy the sun on your face (albeit behind a fenced in compound).

Hello! They're incarcerated! The should have no other rights than 3 squares/day, a cot to sleep on and the use of a bathroom. Not the means to become smarter criminals!

If anyone thinks "druggies" have any intention of using their newly acquired "education" for anything other than becoming smarter criminals .. you're just as insane as the sentence that's sure to be handed down in this matter.

That said: Good job catching more bad guys!

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 11:16 AM

Pray for these people. That is basically all we can do. It's just sad!

-- Posted by whynotlook on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 2:23 PM

jojo, it all depends on what side of their mouth they are talking out of.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 10:30 PM

No comment.... the Times would delete it anyway

-- Posted by lifehasitsmoments on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 11:25 PM

To those who gripe about their comments being deleted:

All newspapers and other media outlets (including Internet based websites) are supposed to be aware of and not print wrong information (which they are supposed to correct immediately if they are proven wrong) and remove any remarks that are considered slanderous, libelous and defamatory. A funny thing happens if they don't, THEY GET SUED!

ALSO: If someone posts something THEY SAY is factual without properly identifying themselves of being able to release such information (IE law enforcement) that can be booted!

Bad language can also get booted. I think I got booted once for a comment I left. I'm not whimpering about it!

Be respectful with your comments and it won't happen.

EXAMPLE: I can truly believe and post that Peter Rabbit is behind all the injustice and corrupt politics in Brazil or I can accuse Joe Citizen of walking nude on mainstreet, but that doesn't mean its right!

You want freedom of speech and to be able to post your opinion. Go ahead, you have it already. The forum is here for you to do so, but there are rules in place.

Just use some decorum and be respectful, then you won't have to worry or complain about getting booted.


-- Posted by Cy on Sat, Apr 10, 2010, at 3:27 PM

Cy, you don't address why the whole tread of posts are deleted. Especially if the posts are critical of the Times. Sigh, er Cy.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Sat, Apr 10, 2010, at 9:45 PM

I called and asked that question once and was informed that when the comments go "toxic and have gotten completely off topic on a consistent basis" those with authority shut the whole thing down to stop the madness.

I do not totally agree with that logic.

Personally, I believe if you are going to create something like this website and then encourage people to comment on the website at the end of EVERY story, then the comments no matter how weird, off topic or just plain stupid shouldn't be deleted. Ignorance is as ignorance does!

However, if someone is releasing information pertinent to a legal matter (outing a victim when authorities didn't-it's not a conspiracy to protect a victim's privacy) or being foul-mouthed, then I don't mind having putrid remarks removed.

As for your humor Lee Thall, I usually agree with you while laughing at how well you word your bawdy remarks. It take a few smarts to cut someone to the quick without being a crass individual. (Although you have your moments where you go a tad over the edge, and I'm no angel I get there myself every so often, I truly support your right to be bawdy)

As for the condition of the skin of management at The Times, I think people just want to shoot the messenger. Most of the time, the only reliable source of news for OUR community IS THIS paper. (check how often they print retractions, or clarifications for mistakes they make...There aren't that many.)

I think the what's good for the goose is good for the gander, or at least it should be.

-- Posted by Cy on Sat, Apr 10, 2010, at 11:02 PM

jojo - good point...since when did it become legal or ethical to comment on a sentence or plea for an alleged crime before hearing all of the facts of each individual case? Mr. Hear, how can you guarantee 10 years for meth dealers? are you saying you will not look at each case individually? It would appear that you need to learn the laws before you get a chance to uphold and prosecute others for breaking them...

-- Posted by bigcarnival on Sun, Apr 11, 2010, at 1:26 AM

I wanted to comment on this, I am Shelly Greens Mother, I am not happy about what Shelly did, but everyone needs to understand that Meth is a Drug, it is like cigarettes, once you start smoking it, it is hard to stop unless you have the will power to do so.People pay everyday for their mistakes, and she will pay for hers, what this didn't mention was that Shelly has 4 small children and if it wasn't for my mother and I she would of lost her children. Thank GOD for Grandparents. Jody and Shelly have a 1yr old daughter together. I have already made up my mind as far as the children are concerned, once Jody and Shelly get released, they will both have to prove theirselves to me that they will get a job and stay clean or they may never get a chance to see the children again. I am going next month to get full custody of the 4 children through the court system, the paperwork is already in the works and has been filed. Any comments or questions please just ask?

-- Posted by lindy1964 on Tue, Apr 13, 2010, at 10:59 AM

Also I wanted to mention that Shelly isn't going to Jury trial, she has also excepted a plea.....

Shelly Greens MOM

-- Posted by lindy1964 on Tue, Apr 13, 2010, at 11:01 AM

I'm sorry you have to read some of these posts, LINDY1964, yet I can't help but look at the big picture here - Meth IS an addiction, but it was Shelly's CHOICE to use it.

I hope Shelly's 4 children are in your custody after this mess. This child (at 23) hasn't learned any life lessons or she wouldn't have four children at such a young age and put drugs ahead of her children's well-being.

I pray these innocent children learn from their mother's mistakes and grow up to lead productive, positive lives. I know you'll do everything you can to make that a reality. Best wishes to you.

-- Posted by Emmes on Wed, Apr 14, 2010, at 11:25 AM

Yes I totally agree with you that it was Shellys choice to use it and it was a wrong choice she has made, I only hope that this time she spends in prison will turn her life around when she gets out because if she chooses this life again she WILL NOT have any access to her children, right before she done this last June I bought her and my grandchildren a home to live in, what more can a young mother with 4 children ask for, we even were helping her pay the utilities and whatever else she needed for the kids. Also before last June her oldest son whom is now 6yrs old lived with me, he wanted no part of his mom and Jody. My daughter would say to me "the only reason why he doesn't want o live with us is because we make him mind" and I would respond to her" NO its because of the way you live and the person you have living with you, Dont get me wrong I am not putting Jody down, but his excuse was I can't work because every job I get Shelly gets me fired from it. They were both so bad on Meth that they couldn't leave each others side because they were so paranoid that the other was cheating on the other, though they never left each others sight.

-- Posted by lindy1964 on Wed, Apr 14, 2010, at 6:16 PM

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