Drug charges filed against Kentucky man in Lafayette County

| April 23, 2018
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LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Mo. — A man arrested Thursday in Lafayette County is facing drug distribution charges.

Jeffrey Pressman, VINELink

A probable cause statement filed in Lafayette County indicates a sheriff’s deputy pulled over 53-year-old Jeffrey B. Pressman, of Burlington, Ky., for traveling in the passing lane when not passing any vehicles.

The deputy allegedly smelled a strong odor of marijuana and proceeded to execute a probable cause search of the vehicle.

After initial denial of drug possession, Pressman admitted he had drugs in the vehicle when pressed about the odor of marijuana.

A search of his vehicle came up with a handgun, 1.2 lbs or raw marijuana and dozens of other marijuana-infused or related items.

Pressman denied being a “drug dealer,” but said he had gone to Colorado to purchase the drugs to sell to friends and family after falling on hard times.

Pressman was held on $20,000 bond for charges of delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana and unlawful use of a weapon – subsection 11 – possession of a weapon and a felony controlled substance.

Pressman posted the required surety bond and was released. He is scheduled to be arraigned at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2.

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