Wisconsin police make several arrests for alleged drug crimes

Wisconsin police sometimes use covert tactics in their investigations. When drug crimes are suspected, undercover work often includes attempts to purchase or actual purchases of substances investigators believe to illegal drugs. Everything in this type of police action is officially controlled, including the money used to make a supposed drug buy.

Back in August, an officer began carrying out an undercover investigation that has since led to the arrests of several people, including a 30-year-old woman whom authorities say was using her home as a drug trafficking center. During the investigation, which ran from Aug. 2017 to early Jan. 2018, the officer reportedly met with various people at multiple locations for the purpose of buying different types of drugs, including cocaine and marijuana. One of the locations the officer visited was the woman's residence.

On a particular day, the officer said there was a child present while alleged illegal drug activities were unfolding. The officer was told by the man who had accompanied him to the home that the minor was his girlfriend's child. The investigation came to a halt following a search of the home when that man, the woman and several others were arrested.

Authorities say the woman's home was contained various substances that tested positive for drugs as well as large amounts of cash and other paraphernalia typically used in illegal drug distribution operations. They also claim she admitted to participating in drug crimes throughout Wisconsin and surrounding states. Most experienced defense attorneys would advise their clients to never admit anything without first consulting with legal representation as doing so may negatively impact the ultimate outcome of a particular situation.

Source: wiscnews.com, "POLICE: Drug trafficking house found in Mauston", Jake Ekdahl, Jan. 31, 2018

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