A former elementary school principal facing drug charges is scheduled for another court appearance in a week.

Former Stowell School principal J.D. Foust was in court Friday morning for arraignment on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Foust does not qualify for a public defender and he expressed concern over accessing his bank accounts from jail.

Foust is to appear next Friday with an attorney and could appeal for a public defender if he does not have an attorney by that time.

The prosecuting attorney’s office says 12.5 grams of heroin were found in Foust’s residence in a coat pocket.

Foust is suspected of directly participating in a drug operation to repackage heroin into capsule form and to sell for profit.

If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.