DOJ: Madison man sentenced to probation for drug charges

Dominic Lombardo pleaded guilty to charges, went into treatment program
DOJ: Madison man sentenced to probation for drug charges

A Madison man was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation for possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia after being released from a treatment program, according to a state Department of Justice release.

Dominic Lombardo had previously entered guilty pleas on the two counts, but his convictions were deferred and he was put into the Dane County drug court treatment program, officials said. Lombardo was terminated from the program on May 15, and the drug convictions were entered Wednesday.

The judge withheld sentencing and put Lombardo on three years of probation on the possession of heroin charge, according to the release. If his probation is revoked, he will go back to the judge for further sentencing.

The drug charges stemmed from an incident where Lombardo was in a vehicle with two other men on July 27, 2013. The men bought and shared heroin before police made contact with them, according to a criminal complaint. All three men were arrested, and a small amount of heroin, various syringes and other paraphernalia associated with the consumption of heroin were found in the car.

All three men implicated themselves in the drug activity, officials said.

On Oct. 24, 2013, Lombardo entered a guilty plea on the possession of heroin charge, according to the release. Two days later, he was found by police passed out behind the wheel of his car with a tourniquet around his arm and syringes and other drug paraphernalia in the car next to him.

Lombardo was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia for the incident, officials said.

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