Columbia County Defendant Pleads to Drug and Theft Charges

Nov 25 2014
Columbia County Defendant Pleads to Drug and Theft Charges

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that today Alexander Prieve appeared in Columbia County Circuit Court before Dodge County Judge Steven G. Bauer, where Prieve pleaded no contest to Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Oxycodone), Misdemeanor Theft as a party to a crime, and Disorderly Conduct/Domestic Abuse.  Charges of Possession of Tetrahydrocannabinols and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia were dismissed and read-in.  Sentencing will be scheduled for early 2015. 


At today’s hearing, Prieve agreed that the facts in the criminal complaint formed a factual basis for his pleas.  According to the criminal complaint, Prieve and his girlfriend stole and pawned property belonging to his girlfriend’s mother between August 23, 2013, and December 15, 2013, to support their drug habit.  Additionally, Prieve sold three Oxycodone pills to a confidential informant in July 2013 and was involved in a domestic disorderly conduct with his girlfriend in early January 2014.


This matter was investigated by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department.  Victim services were provided by the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office.  The state was represented by Assistant Attorney General Annie Jay.


A copy of the complaint can be found at the following link:  Complaint - Alexander Prieve.