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A Sturtevant man is facing charges after fighting with a woman and police found suspicious circumstances and drug paraphernalia.

James Doukakis, 37, was charged Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court with one misdemeanor charge each of disorderly conduct-domestic abuse, bail jumping and possession of drug paraphernalia. If convicted, he faces up to 13 months in jail and/or up to $11,500 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, officers were called at 11:38 p.m. Wednesday to a home in the 3500 block of 93rd Street for a report of a man using drugs in a woman’s apartment. When police arrived, Doukakis was no longer at the residence, and a woman there told them Doukakis had been using drugs and she’d “had enough.”

Officers say they smelled an odd odor throughout the home as the woman told them she and Doukakis had been in an argument because she refused to allow the defendant to use her car to deliver drugs to someone else. While police were at the home, Doukakis called the woman and accused her of “setting him up” and calling her names.

The woman showed police several items she said Doukakis was using that caused her to be suspicious; containers of blended fuel and plumbing drain liquid and packages of cold medicine, the complaint reads. She also told officers that Doukakis was using her oven and microwave to cook things, and police found in the oven an unknown white substance. Another white substance was scaped off a cutting board that was next the oven and placed into evidence.

Police say that as they were leaving the home, dispatch advised them Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputies were with Doukakis on Highway KR just west of Highway 31. When Sturtevant officers arrived on scene, they took Doukakis into custody and conducted a search of his person. Doukakis reportedly said several times that he was a chemist, and in his front pants pocket officers say they found a pill bottle with the woman’s name on it.

When police asked what was in the bottle, the complaint reads, Doukakis said, “It’s methamphetamine, what do you think it is? I ain’t stupid.”

During a subsequent search of the home on 93rd Street, officers say they found a digital scale with both marijuana residue and an unknown white substand; a grinder with a green, leafy substance; and a glass marijuana pipe.

Doukakis remained in the Racine County Jail as of Friday night on a $750 cash bond and a $1,250 signature bond.  He will next be in court on Oct. 20 for a preliminary hearing.

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