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Milwaukee man faces drug possession charges after undercover buy

Those who sell drugs should be careful when selling their products. Undercover police can be anywhere. One unknowing Milwaukee man sold drugs to undercover police not once, not twice, not three times, but four times. He now faces seven felonies, including drug possession charges, as a result.

The informants, under direction by Waukesha County police officers, zeroed in on the 35-year-old man and bought a total of $2,660 in drugs from him on four separate occasions. The purchases include $200 in heroin, $500 in Oxycodone, another $200 in Oxycodone and a third purchase of 88 pills worth $1,760. The deals took place at grocery stores, a local business and an apartment complex.

The man was arrested after the fourth deal as he was leaving in his vehicle. He faces seven felonies and two misdemeanors. Charges include the manufacturing and delivery of heroin, delivery of narcotics, possession of narcotics and THC and drug trafficking. The man also has five previous convictions for driving while intoxicated.

It is against the law to make or sell illegal drugs. Drug distribution and drug manufacturing charges tend to result in heftier fines than simple drug possession. The punishment depends on the location in which the drug trafficking took place, as well as the offender's criminal history. The amount and type of drug involved is also a factor. For example, trafficking heroin results in much stricter punishments than selling marijuana.

The rules apply to selling prescription drugs as well. Even though Oxycodone is not illegal to use when it is prescribed to a person by a doctor, selling these drugs for a profit is not legal.

Source: Patch.com, "Undercover Drug Buys Net Charges Against Milwaukee Man," Matthew Schroeder, March 20, 2013

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