A 40-year-old Wisconsin man was accused of selling cocaine in Marion County. After being detained during a controlled buy, the man was taken to North Central Regional Jail and held on a $50,000 bail bond. He has been charged for possession with intent to deliver cocaine. The investigation into the man’s alleged drug crimes is reportedly ongoing, and the chief deputy of Marion County says more individuals may end up being charged.
According to the Marion County Sheriff’s department, the accused man learned about a demand for cocaine in the area while working on a pipeline. He is then reported to have contacted people he knew in Mississippi who began delivering drugs to him in Marion County. The man then allegedly resold the cocaine from the residence of an individual he knew in Fairmont.
After becoming the subject of an investigation, the man was detained when deputies conducted a controlled buy at the Fairmont residence. During the incident, authorities also charged the owner of the residence where the drugs were allegedly being sold with conspiracy to commit a felony.
After analyzing the case in detail, an attorney may be able to help the accused man to build a solid defense against his charges. In some cases, drug charges can be dropped as a result of mistakes made by authorities before and during a controlled buy. If the deputies did not have sufficient evidence of drug activity before conducting the operation, the man may argue that he became a victim of entrapment. During his trial, the man may explain that the deputies lured him into a committing a crime that he had no previous intention of committing.
Source: WBOY, “Wisconsin Man Arrested After Selling Cocaine In Marion County”, Kelsey Pape, January 10, 2014