If you're traveling by train and a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent asks to search your bags, you have the right to refuse. Law enforcement only has the right to search you or your belongings if they have probable cause to believe you are committing a crime. Most of the time, when officers ask for your consent to search, they do not have probable cause.
In Waukesha, Wisconsin, being involved with prohibited substances is a very serious offense. In fact, law enforcement agencies are always looking for people who have committed such an offense. Upon conviction for a crime like drug possession, conspiracy or drug trafficking, a person usually faces serious consequences, which often includes a very long jail sentence. A Wisconsin man may potentially experience such consequences after he was arrested in an area near Waukesha.
Drug abuse has ruined a lot of lives in Wisconsin. Because of its dangers, illegal substances are being controlled and prohibited by the state's law enforcement system. In Milwaukee, authorities are exerting their utmost efforts to arrest and prosecute people who are allegedly involved with drug trafficking and manufacturing. These offenses may include drug distribution, drug possession and being involved with conspiracy linked with illegal drugs.
A 55-year-old Wisconsin man has been sentenced to prison for a year after being convicted of maintaining a drug trafficking location. Prosecutors alleged that the man's role in maintaining the location contributed to the death of a 28-year-old man. The 55-year-old pled no contest to the felony charge, and the judge proceeded to dismiss other more serious felony allegations that had been filed against the man, including reckless homicide by delivery of drugs to the first degree, as well as drug manufacturing and delivery. The convicted man received a credit of 41 days to be subtracted from his sentence for the time he spent in jail before the trial. However, he will have two years of extended supervision after completing his prison term.Although the man was sentenced to one year in prison, prosecutors advocated that he be incarcerated for half a year longer, which would make up the maximum term possible for his crime. The prosecution argued that the man was the source of the illegal substances that caused the other man's death. But defense counsel argued that his client wasn't even present for the drug deal, and was possibly sleeping in another room at the time. The defense counsel further said that his client had never even met the young man who died, since it was another person who had purchased and delivered the drugs.
In addition to claims that he illegally deceived a number of local store clerks, police allege that a Wisconsin man was also dealing drugs. Prosecutors claim the man took illegal advantage of roughly 50 businesses in the last few months. This past summer, police arrested the man but lacked enough evidence to charge him. However, on Oct. 20, policed charged the man with drug trafficking after they purportedly found cocaine in his residence allegedly wrapped for resale.
Two Wisconsin men were pulled over on Interstate 35 for a traffic violation which led to an arrest for drug possession. After they were pulled over and searched, the police department seized drugs and money, according to a news release. Authorities claim they found roughly two and a half pounds of medical-grade marijuana. It is not clear why police started the search or whether they had probable cause.
Drug trafficking in Wisconsin is targeted by authorities in an attempt to control the presence and sale of illegal drugs in the state. Many people involved in the distribution and sale of drugs come from broken homes. Some are almost forced into a life on the streets, and often make some bad decisions along the way.