Former authorities and disability advocates are outraged after a man, who suffered severe brain damage as an infant, faced gun and drug charges after being set up by federal agents in the Milwaukee area. The man will now be sentenced in June, and according to a plea agreement, prosecutors will recommend probation for the man's alleged involvement.
The Supreme Court ruled late last month that cops can search someone's car with very little reason. The ruling had to do with an officer's use of drug sniffing dogs to detect the potential presence of illegal drugs. The ruling raises many concerns about a person's right to privacy and the requirement that police have probable cause to search a person's property.
Text messaging can be both a modern convenience and an inconvenience. A man in another state was arrested after police say he sent a text message to a teenager asking the teen if he wanted to buy drugs from the man. Police were notified and they reportedly set up a meeting with the man via text message. He was then arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Two people were recently arrested in impaired driving cases in the Milwaukee area. While many people might think that an impaired driving case means the person was drunk, there are many different reasons a person might face these accusations. In these cases the two people were accused of being under the influence of drugs while driving, although one of them was also charged with drunk driving.
A sting operation at a Milwaukee area motel resulted in three arrests. Police say they pulled a vehicle over that was leaving the parking lot of the motel. Inside they say they found a needle used for heroin. A passenger in the same vehicle allegedly dropped a rock-like substance that police say tested positive for heroin. Around the same time they executed a search warrant and reportedly arrested a man in the motel room, where they found drugs.
Drug charges can result in lengthy prison sentences and fines. A man was recently arrested in Waukesha Country and is now facing drug charges that could result in a prison sentence of up to nine years. He faces charges of delivering heroin and maintaining a drug trafficking place. These charges may have stemmed from a drug addiction.
Police were called to a dorm room at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, early last week. They found a man unresponsive, with drug paraphernalia on a desk. Now, the student who told authorities that the man had gone unresponsive could be facing charges. It isn't clear what charges the 19-year-old student could be facing, but a UWM official said they believe the police may believe that the student gave drugs to the person and is therefore responsible.
Wisconsin residents may have heard that the U.S. Supreme Court recently had the matter of police dogs sniffing out private residences brought to their attention. The issue of a dog being able to mark a spot or location as having smelled of drugs has already been discussed regarding airports and public streets, however, the new question of a dog going where a police officer cannot in order to give cause to obtain a warrant has many people paying attention. The Supreme Court has begun to discuss the ways in which the U.S. Constitution could be interpreted on this issue.
An arrest can be a scary thing for someone to go through. Sometimes they have gotten into something that they might have had no intentions of every doing, and now they find themselves being arrested. They might say things to authorities or do things that they shouldn't do, hoping it will help their case, when in fact it will hurt their case. When someone is arrested, police will use anything they say against them, and use it to further investigate more charges.
Eleven Wisconsin residents face serious drug charges after authorities claim to have found 70 pounds of marijuana and 11 firearms. The drugs were allegedly found in a vehicle in western Wisconsin. Authorities claim that the drugs were intended to be distributed in and around Manitowoc County.