Understanding prescription drug crimes

Drug crimes in Wisconsin do not always have to involve illegal substances such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana or methamphetamines. Inappropriate actions related to prescription medications can also result in criminal charges against those involved. This can happen in the most innocent of cases at times such as when a person is in pain and has […]

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University students may face suspension for drug crimes on campus

Although one’s college years may seem the perfect time for experimenting with drugs, many young people are unaware that their seemingly harmless actions may affect the rest of their lives. If caught using or distributing drugs on campus, Wisconsin students may face criminal charges and penalties as well as severe repercussions from university administration. While […]

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Smoke shop owner sentenced to prison for selling synthetic drugs

Synthetic drugs have taken many states in the U.S. by storm. When taken, these chemically laced substances mimic the effects of cocaine and marijuana. Often referred to as bath salts or spice, various forms of synthetic drugs are legal in some states and sold over-the-counter in convenience stores and tobacco shops. In 2011, Wisconsin enacted […]

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Drug distributors may face criminal homicide charges in Wisconsin

The gripping power of drug addiction has the ability to transform lives. Not only do illicit drugs ruin the lives of those who become dependent on their effects, they can also destroy the lives of those who choose to sell the substances to others. It is no surprise that distributing illegal drugs is against the […]

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Man with cancer faces felony charges for medicating with marijuana

While some states have enacted legislation to legalize marijuana use for certain medical conditions, other states still consider the drug illegal. Currently, 23 states along with Washington D.C. have legalized the plant for the medical treatment of certain diseases. Earlier this year, Wisconsin and Iowa, along with a small list of other states, approved a […]

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Evansville man robs pharmacy while out on bail for armed robbery

There is no question that abusive drug use has a substantial impact on many people’s lives. Countless studies have found that drug addiction is indeed a disease, and can dramatically alter normal brain functioning. In the United States, prescription drug abuse outnumbers abuse of illegal drugs, such as cocaine, heroin and meth. While some addicts […]

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WI programs give certain criminal offenders a new lease on life

Wisconsin, like many other states in the nation, has a prison system that is at near capacity and may soon be in need of expansion. Hidden amongst this increasing general prison population are those who suffer from chronic mental conditions, as well as first-time heroin offenders who have no prior criminal history. Although criminals who […]

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Waukesha sports coach charged with possession of heroin

Most people are aware of the dangers of taking illegal drugs. However, when people are involved in a stressful situation, they may turn toward drugs as a way to calm their anxiety. Stressful occupations, life situations and other experiences may all be contributing factors in a person’s choice to engage in the risky behavior. This […]

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Wisconsin nurse charged with narcotic prescription theft

Wisconsin residents depend on healthcare professionals to provide quality services, including distributing essential prescription medications to patients who need them. There may be times, however, when medical professionals take advantage of their exclusive access to controlled prescription drugs. People who work with controlled narcotics at their place of employment may be more likely to steal, […]

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Officers intercept suspicious drug package en route to Brookfield home

Many young adults in Waukesha County are at a critical time in their lives. Excited and overwhelmed with sudden independence, many are forced to make essential decisions about their future. Some young adults are not mentally ready to make these life-changing decisions, and may be led down the wrong path by peer pressure or the […]

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