Drug arrests can happen in any city at any time. Even in cities where residents don’t believe drugs are in their neighborhoods, they more than likely are and residents are unaware of it.
When it comes to examining neighborhoods in Wisconsin, there is one town that stands out from the rest in the Badger State.
According to this government Wisconsin drug threat assessment, Milwaukee is listed as the top city in Wisconsin for drug arrests. There are many reasons why this city stands out compared to others.
The city is between interstates 94 and 43. These interstates are closely connected to other cities such as Chicago, Minneapolis, and others. This means that drugs can be transported to larger cities. The location also provides access for drugs to be driven to the east and west coasts.
The Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport can be a hot hub for transporting drugs. Drugs are typically hidden in “normal” items to be less noticeable to safety officials. The drugs can be found on commercial airlines, freight haulers, and package carriers. The most commonly found drugs at the airport include marijuana, cocaine, and LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide). In fact, the Milwaukee High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) noted that more than 20 kilograms of cocaine and 200 kilograms of marijuana were confiscated from General Mitchell International Airport in one year.
Port of Milwaukee
The Port of Milwaukee is also a spot where drugs are transported. The Port is the second largest on Lake Michigan and is open all but three months out of the year. Vessels carrying cargo come from all over including international countries, so it is easy for a shipment of drugs to be brought into the city.
Accused of a Drug Crime in Milwaukee?
Drug crimes can happen anywhere, but as outlined above, Milwaukee is a frequent hub for many. If you were accused of a drug crime in Milwaukee, the team at The Law Offices of Jason D. Baltz is here for you. Let us help you fight the charges you’re facing so you can get back to living your life. Contact our experienced drug crime attorney online or by phone to get started. (414) 375-0797