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Prosecutors charge 20 Wisconsin residents with drug crimes

According to investigators who have been working on a case for two years, Wisconsin has been a prime location for illegal drug activity. Police say they recently made multiple arrests on suspicion of drug crimes. These arrests were direct results of the 24-month drug task force investigation. All of those arrested are currently facing criminal charges that are listed as felony crimes. 

The ages of 20 defendants who were recently arrested in connection with the drug investigation range from 20 to 64. One of those arrested is accused of committing illegal drug acts within 500 feet of a public park. Authorities say they are still actively seeking the whereabouts of eight other suspects, following the apprehension of those who were arrested on a recent Thursday.  

Charges against the defendants vary. One woman, age 45, is accused of drug offenses related to fentanyl. A 26-year-old man is charged with delivering methamphetamine. Other defendants are at risk for conviction regarding drugs, such as heroin, cocaine, oxycodone and xanax. In addition to the 20 arrested in local areas, two others were reportedly taken into custody in another jurisdiction.

Just because numerous people are charged with drug crimes in Wisconsin as part of the same investigation, this does not necessarily mean the ultimate outcomes of their criminal court processes will be the same. Every defendant is guaranteed the opportunity to present as strong a defense as possible to try to avoid conviction. Most times, it is those who act alongside experienced and aggressive legal representation who are most successful in court.  

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