According to the Manitowoc County Metro Drug Unit, three Wisconsin men are in police custody after a cocaine investigation. The police have stated that they had arranged to conduct a transaction with the men for approximately one pound of cocaine. The meeting was to take place in Sheboygan County. Three Wisconsin men showed up for the sale and were taken into police custody at the scene. All three men were residents of Sheboygan, and they were aged 25, 31 and 23.
After the men were taken into custody, the officers proceeded to search the homes of the three men as well as the workplace of one of the men. According to the police, the restaurant had several deliveries of cocaine during the investigation. In total, the police reportedly confiscated from the property and the men more than three pounds of cocaine, two vehicles, $2,000 and a pound and a half of marijuana.
The police report that during the course of the investigation undercover officers had purchased cocaine six times. The total amount of cocaine confiscated throughout the duration of the investigation was approximately four pounds and valued at around $65,000. Two of the men in police custody are also being investigated by the Department of Immigration.
These men will be facing felony charges in regards to the possession and the intent to distribute of cocaine and marijuana. Each of these three men may be able to use a criminal law attorney to plead down to lesser charges and get a reduced sentence. Depending on the exact details of the case, the men may also be able to prove that they had a lesser role in the drug transactions than the others, and this could also result in a more lenient sentence.
Source: FOX 11 WI, "3 arrested in cocaine bust", June 14, 2013