Pills, Prison, Probation For Rising Sun Resident
By Mike Perleberg
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Dealing prescription pills in Dearborn County has earned a Rising Sun woman time in prison and on probation.
Crystal Tice, 25, was arrested in December of 2012 after she was caught selling prescription painkillers to a police informant on multiple occasions. She and an alleged accomplice, Darrell Widener, were each charged with seven counts of Dealing in a Schedule I, II, or III Controlled Substance or Conspiracy to Deal in a Schedule I, II, or III Controlled Substance.
Tice reached a plea agreement with prosecutors on January 22, pleading guilty to one charged of Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Class B felony).
During a hearing in Dearborn Circuit Court on Thursday, March 20, Judge James D. Humphrey sentenced Tice to 10 years. Six years will be served in prison, one year on in-home incarceration with South East Regional Community Corrections, and three years on probation. Tice was given credit for 820 good time days for time served in jail since her arrest.
Humphrey considered Tice’s criminal history and two past probation violations as aggravators in handing down the sentence. Mitigating circumstances included Tice’s participation in Dearborn Superior Court I’s JCAP drug treatment program and her cooperation with law enforcement.
Widener, who allegedly supplied pills to Tice according to a court affidavit, was also charged in December 2012. The 59-year-old of unknown residence still remains at-large.