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Illinois and Michigan again earned hundreds of millions from weed taxes in 2022, even more than previous year

First published on March 6, 2023 Meanwhile, the Republican-controlled legislature in Wisconsin is still struggling to legalize medicinal marijuana. A cannabis plant. By Katjusa Cisar, THE BADGER PROJECT Illinois and Michigan again raked in hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue on recreational weed sales last year, and Minnesota is planning to join the […]

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Shots Fired Report Brings Multiple Charges

STURTEVANT – A Sturtevant man faces numerous misdemeanor charges following a police response to a report of a shot fired here on Sunday. The Racine County District Attorney’s Office charged Justine O. Brown, 34, of 3433 Kennedy Drive, Sturtevant, with negligent handling of a weapon, disorderly conduct-use of a dangerous weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, […]

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Racine Man Apprehended In Drug Investigation

RACINE – A Racine man was arrested and charged with multiple drug-related offenses following a Racine County Metro Drug Unit investigation on Wednesday morning. Parnell L. McCray, 31, was charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver/manufacture THC, manufacture/delivery of THC, maintaining a drug trafficking place and three counts of […]

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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

BURLINGTON – A traffic stop led to a multiple drug-related charges filed against a Kenosha man here last week. The Racine County District Attorney’s Office charged Jaymale K. Muhammad, 28, of Kenosha with possession with intent to deliver/distribute/manufacture THC, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. According to the criminal complaint, a […]

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Suspect Leads Police on 5-Mile Chase

RACINE – A Kenosha man is accused of leading police on a 5-mile chase through residential neighborhoods at speeds of up to 85 mph on Monday. The Racine County District Attorney’s office charged Darren Simmons, 25, of Kenosha with attempting to flee or elude an officer, second-degree recklessly endangering safety and possession of THC-second offense. […]

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Man Attempts to Swallow Marijuana During Traffic Stop

RACINE – A Racine man attempted to swallow marijuana and a female passenger attempted to conceal a handgun during a traffic stop here Monday afternoon. The Racine County District Attorney’s office charged Maurice L. Gayles, 25, of 800 Park Ave. #104, with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of THC-second offense, and two […]

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Evers to Pitch Legalizing Marijuana

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers will ask the legislature to legalize recreational and medical marijuana,according to a press release issued Sunday. Under the proposal, the state would tax marijuana sales to provide additional revenue for thegovernment, which Evers said he intends to spend on schools, health services, and underservedcommunities. The Wisconsin Department of Revenue and the […]

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Racine couple charged with drug trafficking edible marijuana, child neglect

A Racine couple was charged with drug trafficking and child neglect charges following a Jan. 26 police search of a Marquette Street residence, according to court documents. Antony Eduardo Luna, 20, and Ashley L. Hansen, 19, were charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with: possession with intent to distribute or manufacture THCmaintaining a […]

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Drug, Weapons Charges Filed Against Racine Man

RACINE – Sirquan D. Jackson, 24, has been charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s office with three counts of intent to manufacture/deliver THC (marijuana), possession of a firearm by a felon and obstructing an officer. He was held in the Racine County Jail as of Tuesday. According to the criminal complaint, Racine Police investigated […]

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Racine Man Caught Hiding Marijuana in Pants

RACINE – A Racine man faces THC possession and several other criminal charges after attempting to hide marijuana in his pants while being booked into the Racine County Jail on Friday. Rodolfo T. Villlarreal IV, 21, was in custody in the Racine County Jail as of Monday afternoon charged with THC possession, misdemeanor bail jumping […]

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Woman Jailed Following Sunday Traffic Accident

RACINE – A Racine woman was in custody on numerous charges after allegedly causing a traffic accident and fleeing the scene on Sunday. Catherine M. Rios, 42, was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (4th offense), operating a vehicle with a revoked license, three counts of attended vehicle hit-and-run and possession […]

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