Intoxicated San Pierre Man Arrested at Winamac High School

Craig Madsen

A San Pierre man was arrested Tuesday after police found him to be intoxicated and in possession of prescription medication while at the Winamac boys basketball Sectional tournament.

A student approached Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputies at the high school and told them that a man was in the stands threatening students and he smelled of alcohol. Police lead Craig Madsen into a hallway and asked him if he had been drinking. He denied drinking alcohol and became argumentative. Police administered several sobriety tests and found him to be under the influence. He consented to a Portable Breath Test which reportedly registered .085 BAC. Madsen was told he was under arrest for Public Intoxication.

Before police placed him in the police car, officers searched his pockets and found 78 prescription pills. Officers stated in their report that it appeared that he was going to sell the Schedule 2 Controlled Substance pills as referenced in an alleged text message.

Madsen has preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of a school, a Class C Felony, and a misdemeanor charge of Public Intoxication.