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**Updated 9:15 p.m. March 19

A Mount Pleasant man remains behind bars Wednesday after being assigned a $7,500 cash bond for allegedly owning and operating a drug house.

Dale Johnson, 35, remains in the Racine County Jail, according to online court records. He made his initial appearance Wednesday before Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch.

Racine County Sheriff Chris Schmaling is confirming that three children were removed from a Mount Pleasant home after officers with the Metro Drug Unit recovered large amounts of drugs and over $14,000 in cash.

At 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, officers from the Racine Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. team, the Racine County Metro Drug Unit, and investigators from the RCSD served two no-knock search warrants on two adjacent residences in the 100 block of Newman Road, according to a press release from Schmaling’s office late Tuesday morning.

Once inside the first unit, agents recovered quantities of “marijuana, hashish, cocaine, schedule II and schedule III narcotics, drug packaging, drug paraphernalia and $14,780.00.”

Another substance was presumably sent to the state crime lab to test it for methamphetamine.

The owner of the two residences was taken into custody but has not had their initial appearance yet. They are being held at the Racine County Jail on the following charges:

  • 2nd degree endangering safety
  • Possession of Marijuana (THC) with intent to deliver• Possession of cocaine

    • Possession of schedule II narcotics

    • Possession of schedule III narcotics

    • Keeper of a drug place

    • Possession of drug paraphernalia

    • Repeat drug offender

Three children who lived in the home were taken into protective custody “under Human Services Drug Endangered Children protocol.”

This matter remains under investigation. We will update this story as details become available.

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