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Drugs are the cause of a lot of our problems
Drug use and the distribution of drugs are a burden upon the backs of our citizens and they are probably the cause of much of the violence and shootings that is taking place on the street of our cities.
I back law enforcement efforts of drug control and the long prison time for those that violate, distribution and sale of illegal drugs. If we can’t control the illegal use of drugs, it will be the downfall of our great nation.
According to the American Addiction center, the following facts are presented:
“In 2017, about 38 percent of adults battled an illicit drug disorder and about one in eight adults struggled with both alcohol and drug use disorders simultaneously.
“Drug abuse and addiction cost American Society more than $740 billion annually in lost workplace productivity, health care expense and crime related costs.”
On Wednesday, November 17th, a federal grand jury sitting in Madison for the Western District of Wisconsin returned eleven indictments against Wisconsin Citizens. Eight of those eleven were for drug violations.
According to information that I was able to put together, tells the story of how bad drug abuse is. 1,530 people died of overdoses in Wisconsin in 2020, and as a nation we lost 93,000.
I am going to list those charged in the November 17th indictments:
Jerid Hinz, 30, Madison is charged with three counts of distributing methamphetamine, with possessing 50 grams or more of the drug with the intent to distribute and with being a felon in possession of firearms. The indictment also alleges that on August 11, he possessed a shotgun and a rifle.
Carlos Carter, 32, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin is charged with possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute and with possessing loaded firearms in furtherance of that drug trafficking crime. The indictment alleges that he possessed cocaine, two 9mm pistols and a .44 caliber revolver.
Christopher Fernette, 44, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin and Dillan Boydston, 39, Waukon, Iowa are charged with possessing 500 grams of more of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.
Cari Rabe, 44, Boscobel, Wisconsin, is charged with possessing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.
Brandon Norton, 31, Madison, Wisconsin, is charged with distributing 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Norton faces at lease a ten-year sentence if convicted and could get a life sentence in a federal prison.
Derrick Shelton, 30, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, is charged with two counts of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.
Daniel Gibbs, 36, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, is charged with three counts of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.
Charlie Goodwin, 34, Madison, Wisconsin, is charged with distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.
Fifty grams is about 1 and three-quarters of an ounce. The other three people that were charged in the indictments of November 17 are:
Ismael Isidro Mcrales-Alonso, 22, a citizen of Mexico, found in Darlington, Wisconsin, is charged with illegally reentering the United Stats after previously being deported and removed.
Timothy P. McDowell, 39, Wisconsin Rapids, is charged with three counts of producing child pornography.
Cody Walker-Nelson, 30 Superior, Wisconsin is charged with attempting to rob a bank, brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and being a felon in possession of firearms. He attempted to rob the Associated Bank in Superior on October 1, 2021 and at that time he possessed three handguns, three rifles and a shotgun.
How can we clean up our streets when almost every night some movie or TV show features people smoking weed, drinking alcohol or shooting up some sort of drug. It appears that as a society, we have accepted those things as normal.
Thanks for reading! ~Carlton