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Noisy exhaust leads to allegations of drug crimes for 2

Two individuals are reportedly facing criminal charges after they were allegedly found to be in possession of cocaine during a recent traffic stop in Wisconsin. Drug crimes carry serious consequences if a conviction is obtained, and since the criminal justice system can be complex, the average person may lack the necessary legal knowledge to know how to approach the situation. Those who face such charges may find it advisable to speak with an attorney for guidance in preparing for what comes next by focusing on their defense.

According to reports, law enforcement agents initiated the traffic stop after encountering a vehicle with a noisy exhaust pipe. Upon approaching the driver and asking about the pipe, officers claimed to have noticed that his eyes were bloodshot. After deciding to investigate the matter further and finding out that he was on probation, they proceeded to initiate field sobriety tests.

Federal agent suspected of sex crimes

A 53-year-old man from Oconomowoc is facing serious charges after accusations of rape surfaced that span some four years. The man, who purportedly identified himself as a federal agent to his alleged victims, is facing five felony counts of sexual assault. As sex crimes are taken very seriously in Wisconsin, he could spend years in jail if a court finds him guilty. 

Several women have come forward to identify the man as an alleged rapist and stalker. These women have accused him of aggressively pursuing them. They say he used his status as an agent of the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Services to terrorize and manipulate them into nonconsensual sex acts over the course of the last four years. 

1 arrested following alleged domestic violence incident

While many couples may engage in arguments from time to time, these disputes may rarely result in acts of physical violence. However, should others nearby claim that an altercation became physical, they may wish to report the incident to authorities. A 35-year-old man has been taken into custody after witnesses called police about an alleged domestic violence incident in Wisconsin.

Authorities claim they received information about a possible domestic dispute at around 5:30 p.m. on a recent Saturday. According to witnesses, a man had taken hold of a woman's hair and forced her and her children inside a house. Upon arriving at the scene, police assert they could hear shouting coming from within the home, and they reportedly requested backup from a SWAT team before approaching the man.

Search of vehicle leads to allegations of drug crimes for 1

Without the necessary legal experience, many individuals may be unaware of their rights when it comes to involvement in a routine traffic stop. Without the presence of a warrant, law enforcement agents must generally have reasonable cause to suspect the presence of wrongdoing before they can perform a search of the vehicle. A man in Wisconsin could be working with an attorney to ensure his rights weren't violated after a recent traffic stop left him accused of drug crimes.

According to reports, law enforcement agents initiated the traffic stop at around 1:30 a.m. on a recent Thursday. Although no information was provided as to what led them to pull the car over, upon approaching the driver, they claim the driver was impaired and proceeded to search the vehicle. During this search, police allegedly discovered an unspecified amount of cocaine, along with prescription medications and drug paraphernalia.

What counts as disorderly conduct in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin has laws to protect the peace and safety of the public, which means disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct are unlawful. If you offend, upset, annoy or anger people with unreasonable behavior, you may find yourself facing criminal charges.

But what exactly counts as a disorderly conduct offense in Wisconsin? Can you really get arrested for simply yelling or swearing? Here is what you should know about the crime of disorderly conduct:

Wisconsin man arrested and accused of drug crimes

A 39-year-old man has been arrested and accused of involvement in drug activity following a recent investigation in Wisconsin. Being the subject of an investigation into the possible presence of drug activity can be a daunting process, and without the necessary legal experience, a person may be uncertain how to respond to allegations. For those who stand accused of drug crimes, seeking guidance early in the process may be advisable.

Law enforcement agents assert the investigation began when an informant began purchasing illegal narcotics from the man. After allegedly making several controlled buys over several months, authorities obtained a warrant to search his home. During the search, police claim to have unearthed as much as 730 grams of cocaine, along with a substantial sum of cash and several firearms.

Man accused of drug crimes pleads not guilty

A man in Reeseville has pleaded not guilty to charges that suggest he was in possession of a large amount of drugs. The 39-year-old Wisconsin resident entered the plea on March 22 after he was arrested following a months-long investigation. If he is found guilty of the drug crimes he is charged with, he could face over $500,000 in fines and a sentence of up to 166 years in prison. 

According to the Dodge County Drug Task Force, which worked alongside the Jefferson County Drug Task Force and the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, the investigation into the 39-year-old was conducted over several months by all participating agencies. It is unclear whether this included surveillance and/or wiretapping of his home. However, officers managed to secure a search warrant for his home, which was executed on March 15 in Lowell. 

2 accused of drug crimes following recent investigation

When law enforcement agents suspect the presence of drug activity in the area, they will generally initiate an investigation into the matter. Individuals who are accused of possessing illegal narcotics face serious consequences, and a conviction for similar charges can have a lingering impact on a person's future. Two men have recently been accused of drug crimes after authorities claim they located a variety of illegal substances during the search of a residence in Wisconsin.

Law enforcement agents assert the search was conducted as part of an ongoing investigation into the possible presence of drug activity. During the search, police allegedly unearthed just under 16 grams of cocaine and 15 grams of an unidentified substance, along with an unspecified amount of marijuana and a large sum of cash. They also claim they located 24 grams of heroin during the search, and say the believe a highly toxic substance known and fentanyl was cut into the drug.

1 facing felony identity theft charges in Wisconsin

Upon initiating a routine traffic stop, authorities may ask the driver of the vehicle to provide some form of identification. Attempting to provide a false name is never advisable and may only act to make police suspicious and lead them to investigate the matter further. A Wisconsin man has been arrested and is facing felony identity theft charges after a recent traffic stop during which he allegedly gave a fake name before stealing a police cruiser.

According to reports, law enforcement agents initiated a traffic stop after encountering a vehicle that was speeding. After approaching the driver and requesting he provide identification, they claim he said he didn't have his licence and attempted to give them a fake name. During this period, a K-9 unit performed an open air search of the vehicle and allegedly indicated there were drugs inside, and the man was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police cruiser.

Drug crimes arrest after a traffic stop must be properly handled

A traffic stop in Wisconsin may be the precursor to a drug arrest. Criminal defense counsel will always examine thoroughly the facts surrounding a traffic stop that results in arrests for drug crimes. The procedures used by the police in these incidents must follow constitutional mandates for conducting a search and seizure under state and federal requirements. Where there is a violation of such mandates by the police procedures that are used to make a drug arrest, the defendant can file a motion to suppress the evidence, which, if granted, will usually result in a full dismissal of the charges.

If the police reports are accurate about the circumstances surrounding a recent traffic stop on Interstate 39 at the Cascade Mountain Road exit, the police may not face a difficult challenge to their procedures. The Wisconsin State Patrol reports that an officer stopped a vehicle at that location for a loud exhaust, cracked windshield, dangling fender and a non-working taillight. If those reasons are backed by sufficient proof, the initial stop would be justified, as there was sufficient reasonable cause for it.

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