Whoever coined the phrase “Oh what tangled webs we weave when we practice to deceive” definitely know what he or she was talking about. Those in Waukesha allegedly trying to hide certain aspects or activities in their lives from family, friends, and/or legal authorities often find that those activities are brought to light through information provided from sources one wouldn’t ever expect. When such activities are criminal, it shouldn’t come as that big of a shock that different law enforcement agencies will communicate with each other. Yet those apprehended this way often seem blissfully ignorant to this possibility.

It was through such interagency communication that a Fort Atkinson drug house was discovered and raided by a local police task force. The raid netted over 800 grams of cocaine, over $10,000 in cash, multiple firearms, and resulted in the arrests of two suspects for drug possession with intent to distribute. The information that led the authorities to the home was provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Although it wasn’t reported how the suspects landed on ICE’s radar, one of them admitted to having been in U.S. on a work visit to Atlanta, but ended up being laid-off, after which time he came to Wisconsin to live with his sister.

The added downside of one being caught through interagency cooperation is that he or she will often face penalties from all of the agencies involved. Such a large legal challenge may be difficult for one to handle on her or her own, As such, he or she may wish to hand the handling of the case over to an experienced criminal defense attorney. 

Source: Daily Union “Two charged in Fort cocaine bust” Ryan Whisner, Jan. 10, 2014

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