Those in Waukesha choosing to use illegal substances never know when their habit will land them in hot water. Many may view drug use as a victimless crime, with the user only harming him of herself. Yet like it or not, simply possessing drug paraphernalia is often enough to warrant a criminal charge. One may think that as long as they engage in such use behind closed doors, authorities will never be the wiser. Yet he or she never knows when they’ll be in the wrong place at the wrong time and have his or her activities exposed.
Such appears to be the case with the group of individuals arrested after police raided a home as part of a drug bust in Superior. While what tipped police off to the illicit activity happening inside the residence was not released, it was reported that a total of six people were taken into custody after a search turned up heroin, methamphetamines, and marijuana. Yet only one of the six currently faces charges specifically related to the drugs found in the home. The other five were simply charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
While police say that the investigation is still ongoing, one might be led to assume that the five were simply there to partake of the drugs the one man supplied. If this proves to be true, they may all be regretting that their habit led them to be at that location at the time of the raid. Yet even if they weren’t supplying the drugs, their activity was such that they were still arrested and charged. Anyone ever in a similar scenario may do well to seek the advice and assistance of an attorney during the duration of his or her case.
Source: Northlands NewsCenter “Six arrested, charged in Superior drug bust” Kevin Jacobsen, Dec. 11, 2013