Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop, a man whose name drew the attention of the media last year, has been arrested for drug possession near Waukesha, Wisconsin. The 32-year-old man was recently arrested on drug charges for possessing marijuana with intent to manufacture or deliver. Police arrested the man after he allegedly committed the same offense two years in a row.
Police pulled him over at a traffic stop, where they identified him by his old driver’s license with his old name. Prior to the arrest, a deputy saw that the man’s minivan, which had an expired registration, kept changing lanes. Police confiscated 0.60 ounces of marijuana, more than a hundred small plastic bags, marijuana grinders and pipes and two scales from the man and his passenger. The arrested men also had $1,800 in cash. The man, who legally changed his name to the unusual one, was also arrested in a Wisconsin park in 2012 for drug possession. If convicted, the Wisconsin man may pay a $7,500 fine and may have to spend five years in jail.
In Wisconsin, as it is in other states, a person suspected of a drug crime faces considerable challenges. Possession with intent to sell increases the possible severity of the punishment. In addition to imprisonment, there are fines that need to be paid and mandatory probation and treatment usually ensue. A drug conviction does not end in court or after the punishments have been completed. Drug charges can affect a person’s future, including future employment and other opportunities.
In a case such as this one, if the police confiscate substantial evidence, it may affect the outcome of the case. However, the accused person still has a chance to prove his or her innocence and fight the charges. That defense may include challenging police process, presenting evidence in court or even working with professionals on a plea bargain with the prosecution.
Source: Twin Cities, “Wisconsin: Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop faces drug charges in Iowa,” Erin Jordan, Aug. 16, 2013