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19-year-old Wisconsin woman faces four drug felonies

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.

According to law enforcement officials from Superior, the woman was discovered to be in possession of 7 grams of heroin. Police claimed that these drugs had a street value of $2,500, but reports provided no details on how this estimation was calculated. She was charged with multiple drug charges, including four felonies for trafficking heroin and a single count of possessing heroin with the intent to sell it. At the time of reporting, she remained free on bond terms that said she couldn't use or hold controlled substances or paraphernalia unless she had prescription. If she is convicted at her December court appearance, she may remain in jail for 15 years for the possession charge or be sentenced to more than 12 years for each count of felony distribution.

A Superior police investigator said that the woman told him she purchased between seven and ten grams of heroin each month. He claims that she admitted to selling the drug to seven individuals.

Drug charges often come with heavy penalties. Jail sentences can be extremely lengthy, making it exceedingly difficult for people to remain gainfully employed, and some people who gain their release are simply incarcerated again after they cannot find jobs because of their criminal records. Attorneys who may argue against charges and appeal sentences may help these individuals reclaim their lives after they're accused.

Source: Superior Telegram, "Solon Springs woman charged with drug sales", October 04, 2013

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