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A Racine woman’s three children were removed from her home after her youngest child tested positive for having cocaine

Brikdelys De Leon Osorio, 21, and her boyfriend Michael Hardy, 19, were charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with a number of drug related felonies after police searched her apartment looking for Hardy  at 11:14 a.m. March 24.

Officers with the Racine Police Department spoke to a neighbor, who told them that Hardy had threatened to “get a gun and shoot everybody.” Hardy had left the apartment just before police arrived, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.

In the apartment they found 14.6 grams of crack cocaine, more than four grams of heroin and about 29 grams of marijuana. Along with guns and ammunition. Some of the guns were reported stolen.

Osorio told police the drugs were Hardy’s.

After the search, Osorio’s three children, all under the age of six, were taken away and given physical exams. Her youngest child, a two-year-old, tested positive for cocaine. all three children had access to the guns a drugs.

Several days later, a warrant was issued for Hardy’s arrest for an active felony warrant. At 12:56 p.m. March 29, officers with the Racine Police Department stopped Hardy, who was driving a Ford Eddie Bauer Edition Explorer, in the 1100 block of David Street. He fled the scene and was found inside a dog/doll house behind a residence in the 2800 block of Prospect Street.  They found 13 bags of heroin and $131 in the flight path.

He told police he ran because “he knew he was wanted.”

Osorio was charged with possession with intent to sell cocaine, heroin and marijuana as a party to a crime. She is also charged with maintaining a drug trafficking place, child abuse – failure to prevent bodily harm in a child, and three counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety.

Osorio is being held on a $5,000 cash bond. A preliminary hearing has been set for 8:30 a.m. April 20 in front of Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch.

Hardy was charged with three counts of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, two counts of receiving stolen property, three counts of second-degree recklessly endangering safety, two counts of possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.

Hardy is being held on a $1,000 cash bond.

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