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Man Charged with Supplying Heroin for Friend’s Overdose

Racine police say a 27-year-old man is facing more than 50 years in prison after he supplied the heroin on which a friend overdosed over the weekend. Cory Wirt was charged Tuesday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count each of the following: First degree recklessly endangering safety Manufacture/delivery of heroin Possession of […]

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Police: Two Charged After Man OD’s on Heroin

Mount Pleasant police say two men are facing drug charges; one for supplying heroin to the other man who overdosed while working as a caregiver Daniel Hermes, 47, of Mount Pleasant, was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count each of manufacture/delivery of heroin; first degree recklessly endangering safety; possession with the […]

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Man revived with Narcan charged with drug possession

A Racine man revived using Narcan – a drug that counteracts the effects of narcotics like heroin – was charged Wednesday with possessing narcotic drugs. Nicholas S. Bono, 31, became unresponsive Tuesday morning. A person who saw him fall to the floor and lose consciousness called for help about 8:30 a.m. The caller told police […]

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Village Officers Will Carry Narcan

Officers from the villages of Caledonia, Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant will begin carrying Narcan in their squads later this month. Mount Pleasant police Chief Tim Zarzecki said that the move was initiated by South Shore Fire Chief Robert Stedman after an incident on Sept. 18 where a train kept an SSFD ambulance from arriving at the […]

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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 […]

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