A Milwaukee man is being held on a $5,000 cash bond on two different criminal complaints after he bought drugs for months from a confidential informant and was captured by police in a parking lot with a loaded gun in his car.

Plaze Anderson, 19, was charged with resisting an officer, carrying a concealed weapon, attempting escape, four counts of manufacturing/delivering cocaine, and six counts of felony bail jumping.

If convicted of all charges, Anderson faces up to life in prison and/or fined up to $195,000.

According to two criminal complaints filed separately by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office, Anderson sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant four times over the course of two months.

An officer with the Mount Pleasant Police Department saw Anderson in a parking lot at 2139 Racine Street. Recognizing him from Case High School, the officer knew Anderson had an active warrant out for his arrest. The officer told Anderson to get out of the car, but he refused to follow their orders. Instead, he kept asking why he was being told to exit the car.

As the officers were taking him out of the car, they told Anderson that he was not free to leave and that he shouldn’t run. Resisting the arrest, Anderson pulled away from the officers and started to run. But the officers were able to catch him quickly and handcuffed him.

As the officers searched the car, they found a loaded gun in the driver’s seat and an extended magazine under the driver’s seat. Anderson also had a bag of cocaine in his hand. He was out on bail on felony drug charges on June 2. 

Anderson is set for a preliminary hearing at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 18 in Racine County Felony Court.

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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.