Jan. 21, 2022 1p; Updated at 1:45 with new item
From WGTD News:
A narcotics overdose investigation that began almost a year ago in Salem Lakes led to a Pleasant Prairie-based drug network that resulted in the seizure of over 100 pounds of cocaine. According to a news release from the Kenosha County Sheriff's Dept., deputies responded to the Salem Lakes location in February of 2021 and administered a dose of narcan which saved a life. The Kenosha Drug Operations Group launched an investigation into the source of the drugs. Ultimately, the DEA and FBI joined in and the network--with ties throughout the United State and Mexico--was uncovered. Seized were over $4 million worth of cocaine that tested positive for fentanyl, $50,000 in stolen property from the area and $120,000 of personal assets that were determined to be used in the distribution of illegal drugs. The identity of the subjects involved were not revealed, as the investigation is still active.
A 29-year-old Racine woman died in a crash on Sheridan Road in Somers early Friday morning. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Dept. said the woman was a passenger in a vehicle that was southbound at a high rate of speed in the 1500 blk. when it crossed the centerline, crashed into the east ditch line, struck several objects and flipped onto its roof. The woman was ejected. The vehicle caught fire. The 28-year-old drivr from Racine sustained minor injuries. The passenger who died was taken to Froedtert in suburban Milwaukee where she died.
The Kenosha Plan Commission approved a conditional use permit Thursday night for a new fulfillment center without knowing the identity of the operator. Construction of the million-square-foot building was approved last year. At the time, the developer was still searching for a tenant. A prospective tenant has been identified, but the builder told commissioners that he had signed a non-disclosure agreement that prevents him from naming the company. The developer said the business will be identified once the city council grants final approval. But Commissioner and council member Dan Prozanski said he and other alders may be reluctant to support the request until they at least know the nature of the business. Afterward, Prozanski told a reporter that he suspects the logjam will be cleared in time for the final council vote. The business is expected to employ up to 435 workers over two shifts.