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Officers with the Racine County Metro Drug Unit say a 41-year-old woman is facing felony drug charges after selling drugs out of a home where children were present.
Deanea Guenther, of Racine, was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with two felony counts of delivery of schedule 1 and 2 narcotics; one felony count each of possession with the intent to deliver narcotics, maintaining a drug trafficking place and second degree endangering safety. If convicted, she faces up to 58-1/2 years in prison and/or up to $185,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, police used a confidential informant to purchase oxycodone from Guenther on at least two occasions; one of which included video of Guenther putting a plastic bag with pills on a table in front of a small child. On June 27, the Metro Drug Unit executed a search warrant at Guenther’s home.
Officers say when they arrived, Guenther was outside the house, and several children were inside. Guenther admitted to police that she has been selling her own oxycodone prescription as well as her mother’s for $20 per pill. She said she had two customers who would each purchase 40 to 50 pills at a time at $20 per pill, and police estimate Guenther made over $4,000 per prescription.
Guenther remains in the Racine County Jail on a $250 cash bond and will next be in court Oct. 19 for her preliminary hearing.