On October 23, police in Baraboo took four individuals into custody as part of a drug inquest. The police claim that the individuals were discovered in possession of marijuana and other substances, including prescription medications, paraphernalia and an unspecified amount of cash. All four face drug charges as a result of the operation.
A 27-year-old woman has been missing from Milwaukee since Oct. 12, and her boyfriend, who police believe may have been involved in her disappearance, was released from jail on Oct. 20 after he posted $5,000 in bail. The felony drug charges against the 38-year-old man include possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of narcotics and keeping a drug house. He admitted to snorting cocaine with the woman right before she vanished.
Five men ranging in age from 27 to 42 were taken into custody on suspicion of distributing marijuana in the Milwaukee area on Oct. 16. One more man is wanted but hasn't been taken into custody. One of the men is the owner of three McDonald's franchises in Glendale, Fox Point and Mequon. It is alleged he was using the restaurants to launder the money and promote sales. The men face federal drug charges for drug conspiracy and money laundering.
A 28-year-old Wisconsin man was sentenced to four years in prison after allegedly selling cocaine to an undercover officer three times. According to the report, the man met the undercover officer between October and November in 2011. On each incident, the officer paid for the cocaine with $100 bills with recorded serial numbers.
A 55-year-old Milwaukee resident is challenging the constitutionality of a 2012 law that mandates a five-year minimum prison sentence for people convicted of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime. The man is said to have solicited a sexual encounter by posting an ad on Craigslist. The man is accused of arranging a meeting with someone he thought was a 15-year-old boy who responded to his Craigslist ad.
Police say that a 19-year-old woman from Solon Springs sold heroin in Superior between July and September. During that time period, the woman is alleged to have distributed a total of $150 worth of heroin in four different instances. Police say that they observed the transactions and stopped her on the fourth occasion.
The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families has reached a settlement with a Middleton-based foster care placement agency, Community Care Resources Inc., for $1,000,000. DCF launched an aggressive investigation into CCR's books for the years 2009 to 2011, accusing them of overcharging taxpayers in the approximate amount of $6,000,000. The money was allegedly used by the owners for excessive salaries, trips and luxury cars, according to DCF officials.
The former CEO of a Wisconsin mortgage company was indicted on three counts of fraud after federal regulators discovered an alleged scheme to distribute the proceeds from the sale of subprime mortgages to himself, his ex-wife, the former CFO and an investor. All four were charged with fraud and obstruction for lying to the FBI.
A 22-year-old man from Racine was recently taken into custody on marijuana charges. Police believe that the man and his fiancee tried to hide evidence of his alleged crime in a child's backpack. He is being held on charges related to drug possession in addition to charges of child neglect and recklessly endangering safety.
A 31-year-old Wisconsin man and 29-year-old woman were taken into police custody after a police K9 unit spotted a vehicle that turned off its headlights before continuing to drive down a street. When the officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, a large amount of illegal substances were allegedly recovered.