Deputies recovered drugs and a significant amount of cash after they stopped a vehicle for speeding on Interstate 94 at 7:38 p.m. Monday.
Deputies with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department were on a service entrance to northbound I-94, just north of the Kenosha County line, when they saw a black Jeep headed north at 96 mph, according to a criminal complaint filed in Racine County Circuit Court. The Jeep also had dark tinted windows on the passenger side, the criminal complaint states.
Brian D. Holt Jr. was driving, and Dequaon M. Roquemore was in the front passenger seat, the complain states. The deputies smelled a strong odor of raw marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
Roquemore was ordered to get out of the vehicle, and complied. But Holt told police he is paralyzed from the lower abdomen down and unable to walk. He said he used a cane to operate the accelerator and brake pedals.
A wheelchair was in the back of the vehicle, with its cushion on the floor. When deputies picked up the cushion, they saw a large plastic bag packed with marijuana. Another large bag of marijuana was under the front passenger seat.
Inside Holt’s jacket pocket deputies found $5,251 in cash, and there was another $272 in the car. Deputies also found three cell phones, two digital scales and four plastic bags in the vehicle.
Together, the marijuana weighed 1.18 pounds, the criminal complaint states.
Both men are charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver as party to the crime. Holt is also charged with bail jumping; he has an open case elsewhere.
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