Drug users are constantly looking for new ways to increase their high by mixing chemicals that enhance the experience. This practice is particularly common with teenagers in Jefferson County, who often mix illegal drugs such as cocaine or heroin with prescription drugs that are obtained illegally with little thought to the serious consequences of their actions. There are often tragic results when these drugs are mixed, and the most extreme situations may result in the death of the drug user.
A Milwaukee man faces serious drug charges after police say he was found selling heroin out of a motel room. The man was charged after an incident late last month. He could potentially face more than seven years behind bars and be forced to pay $25,000 in fines.
We have previously written that drugs such as heroin have found their way into Wisconsin's suburban communities as well as major cities. Once considered too "hard" by many casual users, the supply of heroin coming from cartels in Mexico has become so pure in recent years that it can be ingested in a number of ways that do not involve needle injection.
The nature of recreational drug use may be changing here in Waukesha and other mid-size communities around the Midwest. Marijuana continues to be the drug of choice for many curious young people who wish to experiment, and plenty of high school and college students find themselves facing charges of marijuana possession.
A Waukesha man has been charged with two counts of murder after he supplied heroin to a man and woman who later died after overdosing on the drug.
A Wisconsin woman has been charged with drug possession following an incident that occurred while chaperoning her young daughter's field trip. According to the criminal complaint, the 28-year-old woman was in possession of several plastic bags containing heroin, hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia.
It is common knowledge that illegal drug use is prosecuted severely. Those convicted of drug possession often face jail time, fines, and other penalties. While not everyone agrees that drug use should be illegal, those who choose to use drugs understand that they can be punished for the personal choices they make.