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How does prescription drug addiction happen?

Modern medicine has the power to treat or cure multiple diseases that once plagued mankind. Every year, new drugs hit the market and become more effective and safer. And every year, thousands of Americans still get hooked on prescription medication.

Woman facing drug charges after traffic stop

A 21-year-old woman is facing a raft of charges including drug possession stemming from a routine traffic stop in Wisconsin on Jan. 24. A Juneau County Sheriff's Office deputy and a Wisconsin State Trooper pulled the woman's Chevrolet Impala over near Lemonweir after allegedly observing it being driven erratically on County Road K. A caller had earlier told police that the car was blocking both lanes of County Road J as its driver attempted to make a U-turn.

Being charged with drug paraphernalia possession

Wisconsin residents who are found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia may be charged with a crime. This may be true even if that person is not in possession of any controlled substances. It is illegal in the United States to make an offer to buy or sell such items or transfer them through the mail. An individual may be charged with using paraphernalia to either distribute drugs or to ingest them.

Traffic stop leads to range of drug charges after search

Traffic stops can be an occasion for serious charges including drug charges for people in Wisconsin. Searches that stem from traffic stops can give rise to charges that not only relate to someone's driving but also to drugs they may have in their vehicle. Many people are unaware of their rights in relation to searches conducted during traffic stops, especially because those rights are limited in comparison to those enjoyed in one's home.

Federal agents accused of racial bias in drug stings

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, which includes Wisconsin, might have to to consider the question of racial bias in federal drug crime investigations. The convictions of 43 people could potentially be overturned if a judicial panel decides that agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives targeted people on the basis of race.

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.

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