$10,000 bond for man charged with selling heroin from his home


jail barsDexter Clemon, 57 of Racine has been charged with Possess w/Intent-Heroin(>3-10g) and Maintain Drug Trafficking Place. He was given a $10,000 bond after making his initial appearance in Racine Circuit Court, Tuesday afternoon. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 25, 2015.

According to the criminal complaint on November 13, 2015, members with the Racine Police Department executed a no knock search warrant at a residence in the 800 block of 18th Street due to information that the defendant was selling heroin our of his residence.

Officers located the defendant and found 9 smaller bags with chunky gray/tan substance which later tested positive for opiates/heroin. Officers also discovered a cell phone in the residence which had texts messages asking for prices of drugs and if there were any available. Also recovered was a digital scale.

The defendant was transported to the Racine County Jail and there an officer with the Racine Police Department advised that a “golf ball” sized baggie of heroin had fallen out of the defendants pants and onto the floor. The substance came back positive for opiates/heroin after being tested. The baggie contained 10 smaller baggies each weighing aprox. .55 grams for a total weight of 5.86 grams. Each bag sells for an average price of $75-$100 on the street.

When interview by investigators, the defendant allegedly admitted he is a heroin user but not a dealer and that everything found was for his personal used. According to the complaint, officers with the Racine Police department also conducted surveillance at the property for seven days and it is documented that during that time they witnessed ten vehicles making short term contacts at the residence.