Two Arrested in Pulaski County on Marijuana, Public Intoxication Charges

Two people were arrested on Saturday after a reckless driving incident was called into the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

A caller said a person was driving a vehicle through the grass at the Good Oil Company and now they’re in the parking lot at the Pulaski County YMCA. The reporting officer spoke with one of the passengers, Justin Manning, and deduced that he was impaired. A Portable Breathalizer Test was administered and it reportedly showed that he was under the influence. While the officer was placing Manning in handcuffs, he could smell marijuana. Another passenger, Jesus Maldonado, was also detained as he allegedly had marijuana leaves all over the front of his clothing. A small bag reportedly containing marijuana was found in the center console of the vehicle and also on the floor. A juvenile was also detained at the scene.

Jesus Maldonado, 20, of Winamac, was arrested on preliminary misdemeanor charges of Possession of Marijuana, Visiting a Common Nuisance, Public Intoxication and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. Justin Manning, 23, of Muncie, was arrested on preliminary charges of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor as a Class C Felony, Maintaining a Common Nuisance as a Class D Felony, and misdemeanor charges of Bringing a Minor into a Nuisance, Public Intoxication and Possession of Marijuana.