Racine woman charged with felony for drug possession

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Ciara Ray

RAYMOND – A 21-year-old Milwaukee woman faces 14 criminal charges for drug possession and bail jumping after a traffic stop Saturday in the Town of Raymond.

Ciara A. Ray was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office Monday with a felony count of possession of narcotic drugs and four felony bail-jumping counts. She also was charged with six misdemeanor counts of bail jumping, misdemeanor obstructing an officer, misdemeanor possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Each of the five felonies carries a fine of $10,000 and six years in prison. The misdemeanor counts carry a total fine of $75,500 and six years, four months in county jail.

According to the criminal complaint:
A deputy with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department stopped a vehicle northbound on I-94. The defendant, who was a passenger, provided the officer with the name, “Juanika Jones,” but the birthdate she gave was not consistent with the age she gave him.

The officer smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and the defendant stated they had smoked marijuana earlier and that she had a glass pipe in her purse.

After Ray was taken into custody and transported to the Racine County Jail, she stated her real name was Ciara Ray and that she had heroin concealed in her vagina. Officers also learned that she had three outstanding arrest warrants. A female officer removed two plastic sandwich baggies from the defendant, one that contained 1.2 grams of heroin and the other that contained 1.3 grams of crack cocaine.

Court records indicate separate pending cases against the defendant in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. Ray made her initial court appearance in Racine on Monday. She was released on a $250 cash bond.


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