Update: 2 Former Henderson State University professors plead not guilty to meth, drug charges

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UPDATE:

ARKADELPHIA, Ark.- Two former Henderson State University professors plead not guilty to drug and meth charges Tuesday morning.

The Clark County Prosecutor added more charges that Terry Bateman and Bradley Rowland face, compared to when they were first arrested last year.

Each are now charged with five felonies. The new charges include ones for having the ingredients and equipment to make meth.

“Everything went as expected,” said Bateman’s lawyer Will James, after the hearing. “We just went in, pled not guilty, waived formal reading. At this time jury trial dates are set. We’re just going to wait for the discovery to come in then we’ll work up as we always do.”

Rowland and his lawyer declined comment.

The pretrials for both men are set for April 7.

UPDATE:

ARKADELPHIA, Ark.- The Clark County Prosecuting Attorney has filed formal charges against two former Henderson State University professors.

Terry Bateman and Bradley Rowland each charges for manufacturing meth, possession, and an enhanced penalty since the alleged crimes happened in a Drug Free Zone (on or within 1,000 feet of a public college or university).

According to Clark County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Turner, Bateman and Rowland are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

ORIGINAL STORY:

ARKADELPHIA, Ark.- Two Henderson State University professors who are facing meth and drug charges appeared in court Tuesday.

The hearing was just to set Dr. Terry Bateman and Dr. Bradley Rowland’s formal arraignment, which will be Feb. 4.

Bateman and Rowland were arrested Nov. 15. Rowland is facing charges of manufacture of methamphetamine and use of drug paraphernalia. Bateman is facing charges of manufacture of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officials say Bateman and Rowland were the subjects of an investigation with Henderson State University Chief of Police.

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