Man Sentenced To 3 Years For Possession of Pills in Pulaski Co.

A San Pierre man pleaded guilty in Pulaski Circuit Court on Friday in a plea agreement to two amended charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Class D Felony, and Public Intoxication as a Class B Misdemeanor.

Craig Madsen was arrested March 1 after Pulaski County police found him to be intoxicated and in possession of prescription medication while at a Winamac boys basketball sectional tournament. He was reportedly harassing students at the time police were called to the school. When police searched him, he had 78 pills in his possession. The state originally filed a charge of Dealing a Controlled Substance, but it was amended to a possession charge.

Pulaski Circuit Court Judge Michael Shurn accepted the plea agreement and sentenced Madsen to three years in the Indiana Department of Corrections on the Possession of a Controlled Substance charge. Ten months of that sentence will be served on home detention through the Starke County Community Corrections program. On the Public Intoxication charge, 180 days will be served on home detention administered by the Starke County Community Corrections Program. The sentences will run concurrently and will run consecutively to another sentence currently being served in a Starke County case. In addition, he was sentenced to 26 months probation and ordered to pay court fees.