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UPDATE: A second defendant arrested during a search warrant last week at a Racine residence was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with five criminal charges.

Jordan T. Denney faces felony counts of possession with intent to deliver other Schedule I controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and maintaining a drug trafficking place.

If convicted of all charges, Denney faces a total fine of $245,000 and 84 years, six months in prison. Denney, who made his initial court appearance Monday, is due back in court Sept. 5 for an 8:30 a.m. preliminary hearing.
ORIGINAL STORY: A search warrant Wednesday at a Racine residence led police to nearly two pounds of marijuana, cash and a loaded handgun – and as a result a felony charge was filed Friday against an 18-year-old Racine man.

Julian D. Miller was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver or manufacture marijuana with the use of a dangerous weapon.

The felony carries a fine of $10,000 and six years in prison. Because the alleged crime was committed with the use of a dangerous weapon, Miller faces an additional five years in prison.
Miller made his initial appearance in Racine County Circuit Court on Friday.

The criminal complaint indicates a second person was arrested, but he had not yet been charged as of Friday.

According to the criminal complaint:
Officers with the Racine Police Department executed a search warrant at 3218 Northwestern Ave. Upon entering the two-bedroom apartment, immediately smelled marijuana. The second defendant in the case also was present.

Police found two large plastic containers that contained 1.86 pounds of marijuana. The minimum street value is $8,500. The complaint further states there was evidence it was high-grade marijuana, which could double or triple the price. Police also found a backpack that contained a loaded .357 handgun.

The second defendant, who is not being named until he’s charged, denied that he knew about the gun, but stated the marijuana belonged to Miller, who is his nephew.

Police checked text messages on three of the cell phones they located and stated in the complaint that it was clear the second defendant was providing Miller with 2 pounds of marijuana.

Miller arrived at the residence while officers were still present. He denied any knowledge of the marijuana or the firearm and stated he had only gone to the apartment to watch the other defendant’s children.

Miller will be back for a preliminary hearing Aug. 29 at 9 a.m.

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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.