A second Racine man was charged Thursday with two felony drug-related offenses after the conclusion of a three-year investigation and execution of a search warrant last week.
Carnell K. Williford, 27, is charged with felony counts of manufacturing/delivering cocaine and possession with intent to deliver/manufacture marijuana, which carry a total fine of $35,000 and 16 years in prison.
Williford’s co-defendant, Javonte R. Hunter, 30, Racine, faces felony counts of manufacturing/delivering cocaine, possession with intent to deliver cocaine and maintaining a drug-trafficking place; along with 14 felony bail-jumping charges and one misdemeanor count of obstructing an officer.
The felony drug-related charges carry a total fine of $85,000 and 29 years in prison, while the bail-jumping charges carry a total fine of $140,000 and 84 years in prison. The misdemeanor carries a fine of $10,000 and nine months in county jail.
According to the criminal complaint: Investigators with the Racine Police Department began a case against Hunter in October 2015. They believed that Hunter and his associates were responsible for distributing large amounts of cocaine in and around Racine.
Police executed a search warrant at 1419 Geneva St., and as they entered, the defendant fled to the back of the residence before he was forcibly detained. During the search, police found $40 in cash in Hunter’s possession, along with a plastic baggie that contained 20 smaller bags with 7.8 grams of crack cocaine.
Two cell phones also were recovered, and while the warrant was being executed, several text messages and phone calls were received by people police believed were looking to make a drug purchase.
Four days before the search warrant, a confidential informant purchased 1.3 grams of cocaine from Williford on behalf of Hunter. Williford had more than 36 grams of marijuana in his possession when police executed the warrant.
Hunter, who made his initial court appearance Monday, currently is on bond in two separate cases and faces 40 different counts in those cases. Williford made his initial court appearance Thursday.