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Father-son drug trafficking
Darrion Hill
Father-son drug trafficking
Larry Hill

A Racine father and son duo face drug trafficking charges after a search warrant was executed at their residence Aug. 15.

The Racine County District Attorney’s Office charged Darrion Hill, 20, with six felony charges and one misdemeanor. His father, Larry Hill, 36 was charged with four felonies.

The younger Hill is charged with three felony counts of manufacturing cocaine, two felony counts of manufacturing cocaine with the intent to deliver, one felony count of maintaining a drug-trafficking place and one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana.

If convicted, Darrion faces a total fine of $135,000 and 53 years, six months in prison, while the misdemeanor carries a fine of $1,000 and six months in county jail.

Larry Hill is charged with two felony counts of manufacturing/delivering cocaine, one felony count of possession with intent to deliver cocaine and one felony count of maintaining a drug-trafficking place. If convicted of all charges, he faces a total fine of $85,000 and 41 years in prison.

According to the criminal complaint:
Officers executed multiple search warrants at various residences and possible drug houses associated with the Hills, including one at 1326 Carlisle Ave., and a Dodge Durango.

During the search, police located a .45 caliber Ruger handgun with 10 rounds of ammunition, a rifle case with four boxes of .22 ammunition, two digital gram scales and several baggies in a room believed to be Darrion Hill’s bedroom.

They also found 3.4 grams of marijuana, $44 in cash and a smart phone.

Police seized 3.10 grams of cocaine, a functional scale, $64 in cash, a cell phone with several messages consistent with street-level drug transactions, and a key chain and receipt for the Seeker Motel.

Officers then searched Room 11 at the Seeker Motel. The owner stated the room was rented by Darrion Hill and possibly paid for by his father. Inside the room, police found 0.3 grams of cocaine, 1.7 grams of marijuana, a box of plastic sandwich baggies with a taped razor blade inside and a porcelain plate with two razor blades and a white substance.

The complaint also states that earlier this year, an undercover informant met with Darrion Hill on five difference occasions to purchase crack cocaine.

A separate complaint against Larry Hill stated that two undercover purchases were made with an informant, one on June 4, when he sold 3 grams of cocaine for $260, and another July 19, when the elder Hill sold the informant 0.5 grams of cocaine for $60.

Both Hills will be back in Racine County Circuit Court on Aug. 22 for a 9 a.m. preliminary hearing.

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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.