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Duwain Buchler Meth Case Put on Hold in Alcona County


The Ossineke man-facing charges related to manufacturing methamphetamine, as well as a myriad of other charges, appeared in court this week.


There were some twist and turns during court Wednesday, with one of Duwain Dennis Buchler cases.

The man accused of manufacturing, and operating a meth lab, and having possession of cocaine was supposed to have a preliminary examination at the Alcona County District Courthouse but that was put on hold due to some set back issues.

“We are not ready to proceed today your honor, we ran into some issues this morning. I would advise that this case has been investigated. The lead investigator in this case is detective Mallory Nelson,” Alcona Co. Prosecuting Attorney, Tom Weichel said.

Weichel said that he would be prepared for Buchler’s next appearance in court.

“We did not have some evidence back from the Michigan state crime lab. There were also some evidence that I don’t have and have been unable to provide to the defense council,” Weichel said.

That evidence was two recordings revealing that Buchler knew how to make meth.

“It was advised that there are two recordings of the defendant that would prior to this case being authorized. They were recordings of other matters but do have evidence relating to this defendants knowledge has to how to cook methamphetamine,” he revealed.

Buchler’s criminal case expands to Alpena County. He’s currently lodged at the Alpena County jail after being charged with 1st and 3rd degree child abuse and lying to a police officer during a criminal investigation. Buchler also was charged for allegedly assaulting his ex girlfriend.

“Buchler’s preliminary examination has been adjourned until may 3rd.