14 people deal with charges tied to drug trafficking operation in Racine – FOX 6 Milwaukee

19November 2020

Federal authorities announced on Thursday, Nov. 19 that charges have actually been submitted in connection with a drug trafficking organization that had actually been running in the Racine location– and has ties to Chicago.

Officials revealed 14 people are called in a federal indictment– charging them with trafficking heroin, fentanyl, and other unlawful compounds in the Racine location.

Drugs and weapons recovered from law enforcement action in Racine on

Wednesday, Nov. 18 On Wednesday, Nov. 18, a joint operation jailed ten of the 14 defendants while search warrants were performed at undisclosed places in Racine County. Four accuseds remain on the run at this time.

Throughout the execution of those search warrants, officers recovered seven firearms– consisting of a shotgun and numerous handguns.

Gun recuperated from police action in Racine on Wednesday

Nov. 18 Officials also showed officers took more than 200 grams of heroin, more than 100 grams of fracture drug, 50 plus grams of fentanyl, and took more than $8,000 of U.S. currency.

Officials noted simply 2 milligrams of fentanyl is a deadly dose– and used a picture of a penny to illustrate simply how little 2 milligrams is.

Two milligrams of fentanyl is a lethal dosage

“Such small amounts of fentanyl can be combined with substances and then sold on the street as heroin. However it's exceptionally deadly,” stated Matt Krueger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. “Users don't understand what's in a mix and it's taking lives.”

No one was harmed during the execution of the joint operation on Wednesday.

If founded guilty, each defendant deals with a compulsory minimum of 5 years in prison and as much as 40 years in prison.

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The defendants were charged based on an investigation led by law enforcement representatives and officers from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the North Central High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), the Racine County Sheriff's Department, the City of Kenosha Police
Department, the City of Racine Police Department, and the City of Mount Pleasant Police Department.

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