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Legal protections for those facing drug charges

Drug charges can result in harsh penalties and consequences which is why it is essential for individuals who have been accused of committing a drug crime to be familiar with their criminal defense rights. Drug charges can include both state and federal charges and can include both drug possession charges or drug trafficking charges.

Adams County heroin investigation focuses on 2 women

A law enforcement investigation of drug trafficking in Adams County has resulted in the arrest of two women. Police stopped them while they were traveling together on Wisconsin Highway 13 in Adams. A news release from the sheriff's office described them as a 54-year-old from Friendship and a 34-year-old from Adams.

Marijuana laws in Wisconsin

There are constant changes to marijuana laws across the country in recent years. Multiple states are legalizing marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes and the national attitude about the drug is shifting. Many municipalities and states also decriminalize the drug.

Police detain 4 after conducting searches

Police in Wisconsin have reported that four individuals were taken into custody on Feb. 16 after drugs, firearms and cash were allegedly discovered when two Rock County residences were searched. Initial accounts indicate that officers from the Rock County Sheriff's Office and the Beloit Police Department were involved. Police say that the search warrants were issued based on evidence gathered during an investigation into marijuana and cocaine distribution in the area.

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 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.

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