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A search warrant executed in the City of Racine on Tuesday led to the arrest of a 34-year-old Racine man, who faces 10 felony drug charges.

The felonies filed Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court against Ronshaune N. Simmons carries a total fine of $455,000 and 143 years in prison.

Simmons is charged with two felony counts of possession with intent to deliver narcotics and felony counts of possession with intent to deliver less than 3 grams of heroin, possession with intent to deliver more than 10 grams of heroin, possession with intent to deliver more than 40 grams of cocaine, possession with intent to deliver/manufacture marijuana, possession with intent to distribute Schedule IV drugs, possession with intent to deliver amphetamine, maintaining a drug trafficking house and possession of a firearm by a felon.

According to the criminal complaint:

Officers with the Racine Police Department executed the search warrant at 1809 Douglas Ave. On the floor of the bedroom, they located 7.2 grams of marijuana, a digital scale and a glass jar that had a sandwich baggie with several small pieces of marijuana.

In the kitchen, police found a ceramic plate that had cocaine residue, a scale and 28 pills identified as Alprazolam.

Police also searched the defendant’s 2004 Jeep Cherokee, where inside of a hidden compartment, they found 5.3 grams of cocaine in a plastic baggie, 3.6 grams of a cocaine/Fentanyl mixture in eight smaller baggies, .8 grams of cocaine in another single bag and 1.4 grams of heroin in another bag.

Inside a backpack, police found nearly 30 grams of marijuana and several Quest and other reloadable gift cards. Police also searched an aluminum can that contained 58.4 grams of cocaine, a clear baggie that contained 22.5 grams of cocaine/Fentanyl, eight Oxycodone Hydrochloride pills, 16 Adderall pills, eight pills identified as Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone Bitarate and four Alprazolam pills.

Police also seized a ceramic plate with cocaine residue, a large marijuana grinder, and inside a hidden compartment in the backpack, a .40 caliber handgun with a round in the chamber and 11 rounds in the inserted magazine, along with $1,509 in currency.

Simmons made his initial court appearance Wednesday on the drug charges. He is due back in court for a preliminary hearing Dec. 12 at 8:30 a.m.


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Denise Lockwood

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.