Last week, a South Milwaukee second grade teacher and her husband were arrested for dealing drugs after police found marijuana, edibles, mushrooms, cash and items associated with drug manufacturing following a search of their home. Both are facing charges of possession with intent to deliver and maintaining a drug trafficking place. Records reflect that the teacher admitted to police that she and her husband were experiencing financial difficulties a year ago when an ‘opportunity’ presented itself that led to their involvement in the alleged criminal activity.
Wisconsin Marijuana Laws
The lure of quick cash may very well result in serious consequences for the couple. Marijuana (THC), possession, sale, and manufacture are regulated by both state and federal law, and it is illegal to possess, cultivate, or sell marijuana in Wisconsin. Penalties can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars in fines and from days or months in jail to years in prison depending on the outcome of the case.
Penalties for possession can vary depending on whether it is a first offense or subsequent conviction. Possession with intent to deliver marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or any other controlled substance including psilocybin (aka mushrooms) is a felony subject to a prison sentence and substantial fines.
Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance Charges in Wisconsin
Manufacture of a controlled substance or delivery of a controlled substance is a felony in Wisconsin. Cultivation and sales of pot can include fines and incarceration according to the amount possessed grown or sold. Possession of related drug paraphernalia, which includes items used in growing, harvesting, processing, selling, storing or using marijuana, may also translate into a fine and jail time.
Contact a Milwaukee Wisconsin Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you or a family member has been charged with a marijuana possession or delivery offense, consult an experienced Wisconsin criminal defense lawyer immediately. Although the penalties and consequences of a marijuana charge are governed by statutory law, a local criminal defense attorney who has worked with prosecutors and judges in your area can provide you with valuable incite into historical outcomes for those who have faced similar charges and provide you with various strategies to defend against prosecution for drug possession and sales charges. For help, contact the criminal defense law office of Andrew C. Ladd LLC for a free consultation of your legal matter today at 262-542-3900.
Source: Fox6Now.com, “South Milwaukee Elementary School Teacher on Unpaid Leave After Drugs Seized from Her Home; Charges Filed”, by Katie DeLong AND Rachelle Baillon, August 11, 2016