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A 33-year-old Racine man faces four felony charges after a series of undercover drug purchases of crack cocaine and a search warrant at his residence.

Horatio W. Barry is charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with three felony counts of manufacturing/delivering cocaine and a felony count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. If convicted of the charge, Barry faces up to 40 years in prison and/or fines up to $100,000.

Barry made his initial appearance in Racine County Circuit Court on Thursday afternoon.

According to the criminal complaint:

A confidential informant met with Barry on June 7, 11 and 21 and purchased a total of 2.9 grams of crack cocaine for $300.

Police executed a search warrant at 1419 and 1419 ½ (upper) Blaine Ave. Barry occupied the upper unit, the complaint states.

During a search of his bedroom, police found $1,026 in cash in mostly $20 denominations. Police stated the common price for one gram of cocaine is about $20. Police also found six cell phones and a rifle in a closet. Barry has two previous felony convictions, which would
prohibit him from owning a firearm.

A preliminary hearing has been set for 9 a.m. July 11 in front of Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch at the Racine County Courthouse.


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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.