Racine man charged with drug trafficking following raid on home

Kenny Day crack cocaine

Racine, WI – A man was charged after the Racine Police Department SWAT team executed a search warrant at his home and found crack cocaine and evidence of drug trafficking.

Kenny Marquan Day, 33, Racine, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office Tuesday with possession with intent to deliver cocaine and maintaining a drug trafficking place.

If convicted of both charges, Day faces up to 34 years six months in prison and/or fines up to $60,000.

According to the criminal complaint, the SWAT Team and members of the Racine Special Investigation Unit executed a search warrant at Day’s home, located at 1636 S. Memorial Drive. Issued as part of an ongoing investigation, officers found Day, a woman, and two children.

They found 7.2 grams of crack cocaine, a razor blade, digital scale, over $650 in cash, and sandwich bags. This led investigators to believe that Day was intending to distribute the drugs. The woman also had an active warrant for her arrest, but she was not named in the complaint.

Officials with the Racine County Human Services Department took custody of the children. The nine-year-old told police that Day was “selling white stuff in plastic baggies.”

Having a drug-related conviction in 2015, Day was charged as a repeat offender. He was taken into custody and is being held on a $1,500 cash bond at the Racine County Jail.

A preliminary hearing has been set at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 31 at the Racine County Courthouse.


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