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YORKVILLE, WI – Two people were arrested Friday for drug possession charges after a deputy with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department found heroin and marijuana in their car during a traffic stop.

Charlene T. Jackson, 28, of Milwaukee, and Terrance P. Thomas, 36, of Chicago, were arrested for felony possession with intent to deliver heroin and possession of marijuana. Jackson was also charged with obstruction, speeding, and driving a car without a valid driver’s license.

According to a press release by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department, a deputy patrolled Interstate 41 northbound at Highway 20 looking for drivers who were exceeding the speed limit. Seeing a silver 2019 Toyota Camry traveling at 81 mph in a posted 60 mph zone, the deputy initiated a traffic stop.

When the deputy spoke to Jackson and Thomas, the deputy smelled a “strong odor of fresh marijuana” coming from the car. The two were removed from the car and the deputy searched the car. Finding 122.5 grams of heroin mixed with Fentanyl and 7.1 grams of marijuana, Jackson and Thomas were arrested.

Jackson is being held on a $50,400 bond and Thomas is being held on at $55,000 bond at the Racine County Jail.

Official charges from the Racine County District Attorney’s Office have not been issued.

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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.