BEATRICE – A drug court termination now means a prison term for a 20-year-old Beatrice woman.
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Deputy Gage County Attorney Michael Wehling described the case of Madison Carlson, in Gage County District Court. Thursday. He sought a six-year prison term.
Gage County Public Defender Lee Timan said it was not a case of Carlson recruiting a juvenile to sell marijuana.
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Timan said he believed Carlson would still be participating in drug court, except that she became involved in a relationship with a male he described as “a career criminal” on probation with other cases pending.
Judge Rick Schreiner noted that Carlson was expelled from drug court after five months, which included a single sanction involving a 24-hour stay in county jail.
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Schreiner sentenced Carlson on eight separate counts, amounting to a total of 18-months to 36-months in state prison. She is allowed to serve the sentences concurrently.
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Carlson could become eligible for parole in about eight months. She received credit for 73 days spent in jail. The convictions involved delivery of drugs to a minor, using a minor for delivering drugs, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and drug money, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.