It isn’t uncommon to see drug charges filed in a Wisconsin courtroom against a person who has been previously charged with similar crimes. Such was the case this week when a resident of Mount Pleasant was charged with drug crimes after police searched his home. The 35-year-old man had prior drug-related convictions in 2001.
In January, the Racine County Metro Drug Unit claim that investigators were able to make three drug purchases from the man by using a confidential informant. Heroin was allegedly purchased each time. At one sale the accused man is said to have had his 10-year-old son with him. The man was arrested at a gas station after officials who had his home under surveillance saw him leave to meet an informant to allegedly sell the drug DMT.
At the time of arrest, officials claim the man admitted to having heroin in his pocket. They say that after being told that they were going to search his home, the man indicated his willingness to cooperate with authorities and admitted to the presence of drugs in the home. He expressed concerned about his two children who were to arrive home soon. During questioning, he made it clear that drugs were not left out in the open in the presence of the children.
The complaint filed by police states that heroin, cocaine, marijuana, LSD and prescription drugs claimed to not belong to the man were found during the search. Second-offense drug crimes charges have been filed for manufacture/deliver heroin, possession of cocaine and possession of THC. Additional charges for maintaining a drug trafficking place, possession with intent to deliver heroin and second-degree recklessly endangering safety have also been filed.
In spite of the previous convictions and what could be perceived as irrefutable evidence on the current charges, the accused man in this case has the right to legal representation to fight the charges in court. Wisconsin authorities are held to strict guidelines on how an investigation is run and how evidence can be gathered. Any man or woman facing the possibility of conviction of drug crimes could possibly see charges reduced or dropped with the help of a lawyer who is well versed in these rules through careful examination of all of the details that led up to the charges being filed against the client.
Source: fox6now.com, “35-year-old man charged after investigators found heroin, cocaine, LSD, pot in his Mount Pleasant home“, Katie Delong and Justin Williams, Jan. 24, 2017