SENTENCED: Charles Brown headed to prison after 210 grams of heroin found during traffic stop

RACINE COUNTY (WITI) -- Charged in connection with a major heroin bust on I-94 in Racine County, 43-year-old Charles Brown has been sentenced in the case against him.

Brown pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver heroin, greater than 50 grams.

He's been sentenced to serve 20 years in prison and 10 years of extended supervision.

Brown was arrested when Racine County Sheriff's deputies made a traffic stop on March 12th, 2014.

Officials were stopping a vehicle that was headed northbound on I-94. The vehicle was reportedly stopped for various traffic violations.

“We’re looking beyond the stop, and when we look beyond the stop and start asking more important questions and making observations on the inside of the vehicle, and asking additional questions — this is the fruit of our labor, if you will,” Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said.

A passenger in the vehicle was searched, and 210.3 grams of heroin were discovered on his person. The street value of the heroin is approximately $31,500.

“I look at these as two bags of death. We have seen enough death in our community as a result of the heroin usage,” Sheriff Schmaling said.

Sheriff’s investigators were able to learn the heroin was being transported from Chicago to Milwaukee.

Charles Brown of Chicago was arrested on a charge of possession of heroin with intent to deliver more than 50 grams of heroin (a felony).

Sheriff’s officials say a conversation with Brown led to a pat-down. The heroin was reportedly discovered underneath two pairs of underwear.

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