Man charged after cocaine, marijuana, and guns found

Tiquan Dunlap maintaining a drug trafficking place

A Racine man was charged with maintaining a drug trafficking place and possessing a gun after police raided his home Friday.

Tiquan Dunlap, 33, of Racine, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with maintaining a drug trafficking place and possession of a firearm by a felon. If convicted of both charges, Dunlap faces up to 13 years six months in prison and/or fined up to $35,000.

According to the criminal complaint, Racine Police executed a search warrant in an ongoing investigation of drugs, firearm, and gangs on Friday at a house at 1445 Martin Luther King Drive.

When investigators gained entry, they detained “multiple parties,” including Dunlap. While collecting evidence, police found clear plastic sandwich bags, prescription medication bottles with Dunlap’s name on it, two digital scales, marijuana, cocaine, and a loaded .22 caliber revolver.

During an interview with police, Dunlap told them that he lived at the address and no one else did. He admitted that the gun was in his possession but he was holding it for someone else. He also admitted that he knew he had a felony and was not allowed to possess a firearm.

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