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Adam Pally charged with cocaine and marijuana possession

Wisconsin fans of "Happy Endings" and the "Mindy Project" might be interested in learning that actor Adam Pally, who has roles in both shows, has been arrested and charged with possessing drugs. According to sources, Pally was reportedly arrested and charged with the offenses on March 28 in New York City.

Man faces multiple drug charges following investigation

A Wisconsin man is facing multiple drug-related charges in connection with a "buy-bust" operation that took place in Racine on March 20. According to media sources, law enforcement officials were assisted in the effort by a local resident. This informant, who had previously seen a friend overdose, asked the 21-year-old man to deliver a controlled substance to her home. She reportedly told authorities that the man would most likely be carrying at least one gram of heroin as well as crack cocaine on his person upon his anticipated arrival at her apartment.

Is drug court a good option for me?

For those facing drug charges in Wisconsin, drug courts can offer an alternative to dealing with the traditional criminal court system. Whether drug court is a good choice for a particular defendant can depend on many things, including previous history, type of offense and potential consequences.

Study shows black Americans face wrongful convictions

Wisconsin residents may be interested to learn that, according to a study, African-Americans are statistically more likely to be wrongfully convicted than Anglos of violent crimes and drug-related offenses. It appeared that factors potentially included official misconduct and racial bias.

Obama commutes the sentences of 330 federal prisoners

Wisconsin residents may be aware that Barack Obama commuted the sentences of more federal prisoners than any other president in history. On Jan. 19, in one of his last acts as president, Obama granted clemency to a further 330 inmates, which brings the total number of commutations issued during his administration to 1,715. The commutations underline Obama's efforts to address mass incarceration in the United States and mandatory sentencing laws that are viewed by civil rights and criminal justice reform groups as being disproportionately harsh on nonviolent minority offenders.

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