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Couple facing multiple felony drug charges after raid

A 42-year-old Wisconsin man and his 46-year-old girlfriend are facing multiple felony drug counts after police allegedly recovered more than 660 grams of methamphetamine during searches of their residence, vehicle and storage units. A representative of the West Central Drug Task Force said that the drug haul was the largest in the unit's history and resulted from a lengthy investigation. Charges against the couple were filed on Oct. 11, and they are scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 31.

Arrests in 2016 related to drug possession

In 2016, there were over 1.57 million arrests in Wisconsin and the rest of the nation for drug law violations, according to the Uniform Crime Report released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The figure represents a 5.63-percent rise over the number for 2015 and is more than three times the number of arrests for all violent crimes.

Laws involving controlled substances

Under Wisconsin statutes, a controlled substance is an illegal drug that could potentially cause a person harm. Both state and federal governments have the ability to regulate controlled substances, meaning those who are accused of being in possession of controlled substances can face legal punishments at either or both levels.

19 charged in nationwide drug trafficking conspiracy

On Sept. 19, it was reported that 19 people in Wisconsin were charged with federal drug offenses after authorities seized a large amount of drugs and cash. The U.S. Attorney's Office stated that the accused individuals were believed to be involved in a drug conspiracy that spanned the nation.

Drug dealing charges

The laws that govern drug dealing or sales of drugs vary widely from state to state and under federal regulations. Individuals who have been charged with drug-related crimes in Wisconsin will face different procedural and sentencing rules than they would find in other states. That said, there are some similarities than run across state lines.

2 women and 1 man arrested after Wisconsin man overdoses

The Sheriff's department in Adams County has pursued charges against two women and one man allegedly connected to a recent overdose. The overdose took place in the Town of Dell Prairie in a house on Highway 13. Emergency response personnel administered an overdose treatment to an unconscious man and took him to Baraboo hospital on August 27.

Woman charged after allegedly bringing drugs into prison

A Wisconsin woman has been accused of smuggling drugs into a prison so that her incarcerated boyfriend could sell it. The 36-year-old Kaukauna woman allegedly brought cocaine into the prison by hiding it in her bra. She would then pass the drugs to the boyfriend when they kissed.

Scheduling of drugs under the Controlled Substances Act

Wisconsin residents can be charged with drug crimes if they possess a wide variety of different drugs without prescriptions. Some of these drugs are unavailable by prescription and are illegal in all circumstances. The federal Controlled Substances Act, which was passed and signed into law in 1970, establishes the different categories of controlled substances, and state law follows this act for the most part.

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