A Racine man is behind bars after he the Racine County Metro Drug Unit, the DEA, and a K-9 unit raided his home because he is suspected of selling drugs.
Ricky D. Williams, 34, faces six counts of delivering schedule II narcotics within 1,000 feet of a school, keeping a drug place while armed, possession of a short barrel shotgun, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana.
The Racine County District Attorney’s Office has not officially charged Williams, but the charges have been submitted.
According to a press release by the Racine County Metro Drug Unit, law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at Williams’ home in the 1800 block of West 6th Street. They development Williams as a suspect after conducting a four-month-long investigation where they learned that he has been selling drugs to undercover informants.
“It was later determined that Williams was selling the medications that were prescribed to him,” the press release reads. “Located during the search of the residence was several empty pill bottles, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, two
digital scales, a loaded handgun, a loaded short barrel shotgun, ammunition, quest card, and cell phone.”
Three young children were living with Williams and present at the time of the raid. Because of this, officials with the Racine County Human Services Department took the children from the home under a “drug-endangered children protocol.”
Williams is currently in custody at the Racine County Jail.
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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.
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