Police chief makes comments about suspected drug crimes

Just because someone has a criminal record in Wisconsin does not mean he or she is automatically guilty if police suspect other wrongdoing. Especially in cases of a home search, in most situations, police must obtain a valid search warrant and must also have probable cause to make an arrest. After a man was arrested on suspicion of drug crimes, a police chief suggested that the accused man and others are selling drugs in the community.

The 40-year old man was taken into custody after his residence was searched. Reportedly, he was out of jail on bond regarding other drug charges. Officers say they seized more than 20 baggies containing what they believe to be heroin from the man's home during their search. They say they found a substantial amount of cash and substances they believe are illegal drugs in a safe on the premises. 

Police say the estimated street value of the drugs they seized is approximately $13,000. When someone is charged with a drug crime, prosecutors must prove in court that the substances seized are, in fact, what they claim them to be. Many cases in this state and elsewhere have been dismissed due to insufficient evidence.

A Wisconsin criminal defense attorney can help a client facing charges for drug crimes mitigate his or her circumstances as much as possible. There have been many instances where personal rights violations have occurred leading up to, during or following an arrest. An experienced attorney is well-versed in the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which protects every man and woman against unlawful search or seizure.

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