A man who has a drug dealing conviction on his criminal record was accused of selling heroin in Green Bay. The Brown County Drug Task Force arrested him on a recent Thursday.
Authorities say that 33-year-old man committed 10 felonies in addition to a misdemeanor. All of his alleged crimes relate to Oxycontin and heroin, which police say he was hiding in smoke detectors. Police also say they discovered thousands of dollars in cash inside the tank of the man's toilet.
The Assistant District attorney highlighted the man's criminal background in court by telling the judge that he had multiple drug convictions on his record. In fact, he has at least three drug crime convictions on his record relating to buying and selling narcotics, including cocaine.
As of last reports, the accused man was being held on cash bond of $50,000, and his next court date had been set for Aug. 3. In the meantime, the judge ordered him not to attempt contact with two women who were with him at the time of the arrest. One of the woman happens to be the mother of his child.
When a Wisconsin media outlet reports on the arrest of someone accused of drug crimes, it's important to remember that we're only hearing one side of the story. As such, it's important to withhold judgment until the accused person has the opportunity to defend him or herself against the charges in court. Ultimately, no criminal court in Wisconsin will view someone as guilty until -- and only if -- the person is proved to be guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Source: wbay.com, "Milwaukee drug dealer charged for heroin in Brown County," Andrea Hay, July 21, 2017