A 35-year-old man, who is already facing 50 felony charges in state court for drug manufacturing and drug distribution, has been indicted on federal drug charges. The new allegations against the man from Antigo, Wisconsin, include drug possession and distribution of a controlled substance.
A 28-year-old man was taken into police custody Nov. 7 after allegedly picking up a package of marijuana from the post office. After police searched the package, they claim to have discovered 2.5 pounds of marijuana. The accused man was then taken to Sauk County Jail and charged with felony marijuana possession with intent to deliver.
A man was charged with heroin delivery on Oct. 28, after being taken into custody on Oct. 24. After his home was searched, he and two other people were taken into custody on suspicion of drug crimes.
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 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.
A Wisconsin pharmacy was robbed on Sept. 17 for the second time in less than a year. Both robberies involved an armed individual demanding prescription drugs, including oxycodone, oxycontin and morphine. While it is known that drug addiction has long been at the root of a great many crimes, these robberies are symptomatic of a new development.
A 32-year-old Greenfield man was charged with felony drug possession of heroin after he overdosed in his home. His girlfriend called paramedics after she discovered him unconscious in their apartment. She found him lying on the couch with blue lips and labored breathing.