Police have arrested 24 people in connection with a recent investigation. Investigators say they discovered items during a search operation that raised suspicions about possible drug crimes in several Wisconsin locations. A particular home in Sheboygan was a central focus of attention during the investigation.
Investigators claim to have seized more than $10,000, as well as a firearm and ammunition in their search of several residences. They also say the Sheboygan house contained more than 1 pound of methamphetamine. Police say two men, ages 25 and 33, were the leaders of an active drug manufacturing ring. Prosecutors have also charged 22 others as participants in the alleged operation.
Police have also claimed that a woman arrested in connection with the investigation has supposedly made statements admitting that she and her boyfriend would sell drugs they purchased from one of the men accused of running the drug operation. It is important to remember that a person arrested on suspicion of drug crimes does not have to answer investigation questions without the benefit of the presence of legal representation. No details were provided in this case regarding the alleged statements the woman supposedly gave to police.
The penalties for drug crimes in Wisconsin and most other states can be quite severe under conviction. This is why it is critical that anyone accused of such crimes clearly understands his or her rights and knows how to protect them. It is also a good idea to know where to seek legal support, as an experienced defense attorney can often help a client mitigate his or her circumstances.