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23-year-old could spend years in jail if convicted of drug crimes

A Wisconsin woman was arrested for allegedly possessing 2.36 ounces of heroin on Oct. 8 in Darien. The woman has now been accused of even more crimes following a thorough investigation by authorities. In addition to the current charges, the woman has a previous history of drug-related convictions.

According to police, the 23-year-old woman had over 2 ounces of heroin in a total of 134 individual baggies. The street value of the contraband material is believed to be $6,700. As a result of the allegations and evidence, she has been charged with felony-level controlled substance possession, felony-level controlled substance possession with the intent to deliver and possession with the intent to deliver inside 1,000 feet of a public park.

If convicted of these felony offenses, the woman could spend anywhere from six to 30 years in prison. She is currently being held on bond of $250,000. Authorities found approximately $847 in cash belonging to the woman at the time of the arrest; however, police would not permit the woman to use this money to help pay for the 10 percent of her bond that would lead to her release. Authorities said that they first needed to determine that the cash was not drug money.

When faced with serious drug crimes that could lead to years in prison in the event of a conviction, accused defendants in Wisconsin will want to formulate their criminal defenses carefully. Fortunately, every person accused of a crime -- no matter the evidence and allegations -- will have the right to a criminal defense and representation by a criminal law attorney.

Source: Northwest Herald, "More charges filed against Wisconsin woman in McHenry heroin bust," Katie Smith, Nov. 02, 2017

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