Man arrested on drug charges after reported home invasion

handcuffsKevin L Flick 21, of Racine has been charged with Possess w/Intent-THC (<=200 grams), Maintain Drug Trafficking Place, Possess Drug Paraphernalia and was given a $5,000 cash bond after making his initial appearance in Racine Circuit Court. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Preliminary hearing on May 21, 2015.

According to the criminal complaint on 05-06-2015 at approximately 8:40 p.m. Racine Police responded to the 400 block of Luedtke Ave, reference a home invasion.

Upon arrival officers observed that the front door to the home had been damaged and that glass from the storm door was laying on the ground.  A large piece of broken board was also present on the stairs leading into the front of the residence.  A witness  stated that another occupant of the home, later ID’d as the defendant, had fled on foot prior to our arrival, along with another party.

Based on the condition of the front door and the fact that police had been advised by dispatch that armed subjects had entered the home, officers entered the home to perform a protective sweep.    While inside the home police observed that the home was being used as a place of frequent drug usage and trafficking. Officers observed in plain view with a large amount of marijuana “shake”,  a drawer partially open and stuffed full of empty plastic bags and also observed several ripped open, heat sealed plastic packages, containing marijuana shake.

Continuing their sweep of the home officers found a  a black, pump action, shotgun. The shotgun was in plain view and numerous live 12 gauge buckshot rounds were positioned on a desk next to the bed. The shotgun was equipped with an extended magazine tube and I would describe it as a “combat model” and not a hunting shotgun, according to report. Also found was what appears to be a marijuana starter grow kit.  Two bottles of “cannabis” fertilizer were also present in the bedroom.

The condition of the home was also such that it appeared as though a large struggle between several people had taken place.  Furniture in the living room appeared out of place and the door leading to a bedroom was laying on the floor.

According to the complaint, when the defendant returned to the the home officers asked him what had happened.  The defendant told police that at least three, but possibly four individuals forced their way into the home, all of the suspects had bandanas covering their faces and all were dressed in dark hoodie, and he was certain that he observed the suspects armed with a baseball bat, a hammer and a knife.  The defendant then stated that the offenders took approximately one half ounce of marijuana from the home.

According to the criminal complaint, based on the investigation by Racine Police, these targeted burglaries or robberies are referred to as “drug rips” and the defendant was in possession of heat sealed packages that were very large and had obviously held multiple ounces of marijuana, authorities believe the defendant was  in the act of repackaging a large amount of marijuana when the home invasion took place.