Police arrested two men in Madison, Wisconsin last week on drug and weapons-related charges. Allegedly, the apprehended men were associated with a north Madison home, where authorities seized thousands of dollars of cash, narcotics and firearms.
The arrests happened in the wake of a long-term drug investigation that resulted in three searches of two north Madison residences and a storage locker last Tuesday. Police claim that they seized cocaine, heroin, $12,500 in cash and five guns as a result of their searches. Allegedly, the guns that police found during the search included an AR-15, an SKS 7.62 rifle, two .44-caliber handguns and a .22-caliber assault rifle.
The men were not in either of the residences at the time of the search and seizure operations. However, police later found the men and arrested them after chasing each on foot. The arrested men included a 38-year-old man from Madison and a 34-year-old man from Chicago. The 38-year-old was charged with cocaine delivery, heroin delivery and resisting arrest. The 34-year-old was charged with party to the crime of heroin delivery and resisting arrest.
The alleged drug bust operation was carried out by various law enforcement organizations, including federal agents, the North District Community Police team and the MPD SWAT team.
Like any person accused of a drug crime in the United Sates, these two men will remain innocent of their alleged crimes until the prosecution proves them to be guilty in a court of law. Until that happens, the men will have every opportunity to defend themselves against their criminal allegations. In these cases, careful preparation and analysis of details is necessary to mount a proper defense.