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10-month investigation ends with alleged drug dealer arrest, seized drugs totaling over $35K street value

RACINE — The arrest of a Racine man on numerous drug charges capped a 10-month investigation by the Racine County Metro Drug Unit. Kaleb Weaver, 26, was apprehended Thursday afternoon by Metro Drug Unit agents and members of the Violent Crime Task Force, according to a news release from the Racine County Sheriff’s Office. Investigation […]

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Woman charged with dealing cocaine, heroin laced with fentanyl facing 150 years in prison

A 41-year-old Racine woman is facing the next several decades behind bars for allegedly dealing drugs like cocaine and heroin laced with fentanyl. Priscilla Armstrong was charged Monday, Oct. 17, in Racine County Circuit Court with the following list of felonies. The information in parentheses indicates how many counts of each charge she faces: Cocaine […]

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Free Fentanyl test strips available now at 2 Racine, 2 Kenosha County locations

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) recently announced that 120,600 fentanyl test strips have been distributed to local organizations. Fentanyl test strips are available in Racine County at the following locations: City of Racine Public Health Department, 730 Washington Ave., Room 4, Racine, WI 53403Racine County Human Services Department, 1717 Taylor Ave., Racine, WI […]

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Racine Man Faces Multiple, 2nd Offense Drug Charges

RACINE – A Racine man faces numerous drug-related charges following the execution of a pair of search warrants by the Racine Police Department (RPD) Special Investigations Unit earlier this week. The Racine County District Attorney’s Office charged Donald Wilson, 44, of 1309 Douglas Ave., with Possession With Intent to Deliver Cocaine-2nd Offense, Possession With Intent […]

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Deadly Fentanyl Overdoses on the Rise in Kenosha County

The Opioid Task Force received a report from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department’s Kenosha Drug Operations Group (KDOG) stating that fentanyl has been detected in all types of counterfeit pills, marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is approved for treating patients with chronic severe pain from illnesses such as advanced cancer, or severe […]