Kolesar pleads guilty to meth charge

Friday, January 16, 2009

A Cloverdale man pled guilty to and was sentenced for a methamphetamine possession charge Thursday in Putnam County Circuit Court.

Judge Matthew Headley sentenced Michael L. Kolesar, 26, to five years with two years executed on a charge of Class C felony possession of methamphetamine. Under the terms of a plea agreement, a charge of Class A felony dealing in methamphetamine against Kolesar was dismissed in exchange for his guilty plea to the Class C felony.

Kolesar will spend the last three months of his executed sentence on home detention. He will receive credit for the 188 days he has already spent in the Putnam County Jail.

Kolesar was arrested July 11 after a traffic stop that produced more than 20 grams of meth. Kolesar was driving the vehicle, which belonged to Nancy A. Tarpley, 51, of Indianapolis.

Police found several baggies of crystal meth and assorted paraphernalia in the vehicle, court records said. A baggie of meth containing 3.4 grams of the drug was also located in Kolesar's front pants pocket.

Tarpley and Kolesar were both transported to the Putnam County Jail. On her way there, Tarpley said nearly $5,000 cash found on her person was to be used for buying and selling meth, and that she knew it was in the car, but that it belonged to Kolesar.

On Dec. 4, Tarpley was convicted of Class C felony possession of methamphetamine over 3 grams and was sentenced to six years in prison with three executed and three suspended.

Kolesar's criminal past in Putnam County includes a 2002 conviction for misdemeanor theft and a litany of traffic violations.

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  • It seems like a soft sentence for this "Poison Peddler". We will remember this when he gets busted again.

    I wonder what "Christine" has to say about Kolesar pleading guilty after she proclaimed his innocence.

    -- Posted by Xgamer on Fri, Jan 16, 2009, at 6:37 AM
  • Again I ask, who was the judge? Headley again. I would still like the banner to do an expose' on all of these cases (however long Headley has been in office), print each case, and what they eventually were handed down. Anyone got any ideas on what this county can do!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These people who give dope to the infants, sell this crap and then eventually kill 17 year olds need to all be behind bars. I really hope that this so-called judge can sleep at night! These sentences ANGER me.

    -- Posted by whodouthinkur on Fri, Jan 16, 2009, at 7:12 AM
  • Wow, the paper was full of these stories today. It is about time something serious is done. I believe in rehilibation, but when it involves repeat offenders or giving drugs to children or using drugs around children--that is to much! It is about time they got Buttery and Kolesar off the streets. Their names have been in the paper way to many times. Good riddance to bad rubbish!

    -- Posted by interested party on Fri, Jan 16, 2009, at 8:33 AM
  • I don't know what you people are talking about, especially about children, did you people read the paper...Kolesar was a user, not a dealer, yes I admit my brother has a problem and no he's not perfect either, none of us is perfect. I think it was fair what the judge did, there's a lot more of this story, then all of you people know... My brother is done with it all, because he has realized about somethings when he was in jail and he is going to stay clean for the rest of his life... You people can go ahead and judge him, but you will not judge him as a drug dealer, because he is not, and he never did...!

    -- Posted by Christine on Fri, Jan 16, 2009, at 12:52 PM
  • oh please!

    -- Posted by gottokno on Fri, Jan 16, 2009, at 2:22 PM
  • yeah right

    -- Posted by flygal026 on Sat, Jan 17, 2009, at 5:57 AM
  • Anyone who exchanges money or property for drugs is involved in a "deal". Meth addicts make "deals" for their substance. When an addict has no more cash, history shows that they will trade property for their substance. History also shows that when they have traded all their property, they will steal property or cash to trade for their substance. Dealer is a broad term.

    This young man will have to fight this for the rest of his life. He'll have to fight the temptation of drugs, and fight to rebuild his life. He won't stand a chance if he is ever around drugs again.

    -- Posted by Xgamer on Sat, Jan 17, 2009, at 8:58 AM
  • Hope he will stay clean. Also realize when someone is in jail they say they are sorry and won't do it again, some even proclaim to find God and will walk a straight path and do his work. A majority fall right back into their old ways, only time will tell which path this young man takes.

    -- Posted by mad-mom on Sat, Jan 17, 2009, at 10:06 AM
  • Yes, he was in the wrong place at the wrong time... I like how all of you people like to talk about other people, now come on, it's over and done with & lets get on with life... Can we just drop it or you people have nothing better else to do then talk about other people's life, oh... wait a minute, I forgot again, it's Cloverdale, where all the people think they know everything about everybody's life up here, well you don't know and you don't know what happen and you was not there either... So I think you people need to stop running your mouth and fine something else better to do...!

    -- Posted by Christine on Sun, Jan 18, 2009, at 4:55 PM
  • Well unlike some people i'm really happy to hear he has a chance at life again. i pray to GOD he can stay clean and get his life together. i am a former addict and i have recovered my life and have been clean for 3 and-a-half years. so michael GOD be with you!! Nancy is my mother and i believe this is what saved her life,enough time to figure it out. addiction is powerful i know first hand.a year-and-a-half in prison helped me get straight and i can only hope and pray it does the same for my mom. i don't judge noone.i have not been in their shoes or even if i have, i know what it's like and wish blessings on everyone that uses and all their family. to all who are judging blessings to you too!! after all we are only human.

    -- Posted by u really don't know! on Mon, Mar 9, 2009, at 11:10 AM
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