Two Wisconsin women, faced with marijuana related charges, have made their initial court appearances. Reports indicate the women are being charged with delivering marijuana to an inmate at the Waupun Correctional Institute.
One of the women is charged as a repeat offender, which could carry a prison sentence up to 15 years. A cash bond of $500 was ordered by the court, stipulating that the woman refrain from using or possessing any controlled substances, including associated paraphernalia, in the absence of a prescription. The order also stipulated that she remain clear of the correctional institute and not communicate with inmates.
The second woman was charged in a similar fashion and is facing up to seven years in prison. In addition to her bond being set at $1,000, she also was ordered to avoid the use of controlled drugs and to have no contact with inmates.
The charges are related to a visit of the Waupun Correctional Institution by the two women early in December. According to reports, one of the women was observed by a correctional officer to be spitting something into a juice bottle, which turned out to contain marijuana. One of the women's pockets also was said to have marijuana in it along with some balloons. The first woman is scheduled for a hearing on December 11 while the second has a scheduled return date of December 19.
The charges in this case are serious as these two women are facing prison sentences up to 15 years. They may wish to use the services of an experienced lawyer to form a defense or negotiate for lighter sentences.
Source: Madison.com, "Two women arrested for allegedly taking marijuana to Waupun prison inmate", Trista Pruett, December 05, 2013