Coughlin rejected defense attorney Mark Stevens’ request during a probable cause hearing Friday that the bail be lowered to $10,000 cash or less. He also asked that some of the drug charges be dropped because the mushrooms and oil residue had not been tested. Those tests are scheduled to be done by the state’s drug lab, prosecutor Kevin Coyle said.
“There is a picture of mushrooms that could be found in a grocery store,” Stevens said.
Coughlin declined to lower the bail or drop the felony charges. He said the alleged drug lab posed a dangerous risk.
“The court has a serious concern in regard to safety,” Coughlin said.
Coyle said his office decided not to prosecute Castiglione on the two misdemeanor counts of possessing marijuana and butane honey oil. The alcohol charge, a violation, will also not be prosecuted, he said.
Mark Castiglione waived his arraignment, Olson said. He did not attend his son’s probable cause hearing Friday.