A Milwaukee couple and Racine woman were charged with brought up on drug charges after a man overdosed on the crack cocaine he bought from them, according to the Racine County District Attorney.

A 26-year-old man died from a crack cocaine overdose on Nov. 23 at a residence in the 2900 block of Main St.

Roger C. Lee, 24, of Milwaukee, Christine Gilbertson, 37, of Mount Pleasant, and Rachel Riley, 27, of Milwaukee, were all charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with two counts of manufacturing/delivering crack cocaine.

If convicted, all three face up to 20 years in prison and/or fined up to $50,000.

According to the criminal complaint, Racine Police were called to a residence for a report of a man that had died of a drug overdose. Investigators discovered text messages between the man and Gilbertson where the two talked about him buying crack cocaine the previous day. Acting as the man, investigators continued the conversation with Gilbertson and arranged for another buy. Investigators arrested Gilbertson, who had a gram of crack cocaine in her bra, at the residence. They then located her suppliers Lee and Riley driving in the 2800 block of Chatham St.

Riley had $1,720 in her bra and Lee had $520 in his pocket.

Riley, Lee and Gilbertson are all being held on a $25,000 cash bond. Their preliminary hearings are for Dec. 10 in front of Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch.




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.