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$5,000 Cash Bond After Failed Drug Test

A 26-year-old Racine man was back behind bars Thursday after officials with Zimmerman Consulting, Inc. reported a failed drug test to the court. Shane Trentadue was out on bond after being charged in January with a single felony count of suffocation and strangulation, domestic abuse assessments and one misdemeanor count each of battery, domestic abuse and […]

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Man Charged With Felony Drug Charges After Heroin Overdose, Police Say

An 18-year-old Caledonia man is facing felony drug charges after he overdosed on heroin, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office. Domenic Basile was charged with possession of narcotics, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a controlled substance. If convicted, Basile faces up to four years, two months in prison and fines […]

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Bills Aim To Combat Wisconsin’s Growing Heroin Problem

Heroin use in eastern Racine County, and in Wisconsin, has been on the rise, but several bills introduced into the state Legislature aim to fight the problem.. Another big concern the bills are attempting to confront is opiate-based prescription medication abuse. One proposal would mandate that anyone picking up opiate prescriptions show their identification when […]