Felon arrested for selling rifles to undercover agent

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Felon drugs guns undercover
The Racine County Metro Drug Unit and SWAT Team executed a search warrant at 6 a.m. May 16 at a home in the 1300 block of Marquette Street and recovered guns and drugs., including an SKS assault-type rifle
Reginald Brown
Reginald Brown

A Racine man, who is a convicted felon, was arrested Wednesday morning in the 1300 block of Marquette Street for selling rifles and drugs to an undercover agent.

Reginald Brown, 49, sold four rifles, a shotgun, and body armor to an undercover agent with the by the Racine County Metro Drug Unit. Included in the buy was an SKS assault-type rifle, according to a press release by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department.

Law enforcement officials with the Racine Metro Drug Unit and Racine County SWAT Team executed a search warrant at 6 a.m. During the investigation, agents found Brown inside the home. Agents confiscated 1.5 grams of heroin, 2.6 grams of marijuana, three digital scales, packaging materials, $840 in US currency, and several hundred rounds of ammunition in multiple calibers.

Investigators arrested Brown on the following charges:

  • Five counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Possession with intent to deliver heroin
  • Keeper of a drug place
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Formal charges by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office have not been issued. Brown is being held at the Racine County Jail on a $42,600 bail.


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