Wisconsin police say kids were present when drug crimes occurred

When staying at a Wisconsin hotel or similar lodging in another state, guests must adhere to all safety regulations associated with the establishment. Sometimes, police are called to an inn or hotel, and sometimes they just decide to show up if they've received information they believe might lead them to make an arrest. The latter is what happened at a hotel in Sparta on a recent Tuesday where police say several drug crimes were committed.

Police say they went to a particular hotel to look for a specific person. They had garnered information from an unnamed source saying the person in question was wanted and could be found in one of the hotel's guest rooms. The officers who went to check things out say they indeed found two people, a 27-year-old man and 36-year-old woman, staying at the hotel. The woman reportedly had several warrants out for her arrest.

Details of events as they unfolded from there are vague. At some point, police claim they say drug paraphernalia in the hotel room, so they conducted a search of the premises. While doing so, another man was supposedly found in hiding. The three hotel guests were arrested, and police returned to the establishment the next day, making several more arrests they claim are connected to the previous day's incident.

Authorities claim various types of drugs and loaded firearms were taken into custody and that children were present where the alleged drug crimes took place. The children were placed in the custody of a local human services department. A Wisconsin defense attorney would be a great asset to have on hand in similar situations, especially when defendants may risk more severe penalties under conviction due to child-related issues in a particular case.

Source: weau.com, "Five people arrested following drug bust in Sparta", Ruth Wendlandt, March 22, 2018

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