Undercover drug buys lead to multiple charges against Racine man

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Darshun D. Voss

A series of undercover drug purchases earlier this summer led to nine criminal charges being filed Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court against a 44-year-old Racine man.

Darshun D. Voss is charged with five felony counts of manufacturing/delivering cocaine, one felony count of maintaining a drug-trafficking place and one felony count of possession of marijuana, along with misdemeanor counts of obstructing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The felony charges carry a total fine of $145,000 and 57 years in prison, while the misdemeanors carry a total fine of $10,500 and 10 months in the county jail.

According to the criminal complaint:

The Racine Police Department Special Investigations Unit, along with a confidential informant, made five undercover drug purchases from the defendant in June, August and September. The informant purchased cocaine in the amounts of .5, .52, .97, .91 and 1.6 grams.

On Sept. 7, officers executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence, 509 ½ 6th St. Police were unable to enter immediately, as the door was barricaded and being slammed shut by the defendant. Once inside, police located a glass jar with 5.3 grams of marijuana, along with a grinder and a digital scale.

Court records indicate the defendant is a repeat drug offender; he was convicted of possession of marijuana in Racine County in 2016.

Voss is due in court Sept. 19 for an 8:30 a.m. preliminary hearing.