Man charged with Domestic Abuse faces additional charges of Drug trafficking

ferraro Steven E. Ferraro, 28 of Racine has been charged with
Disorderly Conduct/Domestic Abuse, Battery,Bail Jumping-Misdemeanor, Possess w/ Intent-THC(>200-1000g),Possess w/ Intent/Deliver Narcotics, Maintain Drug Trafficking Place, Theft-Movable Property <=$2500. He was given a $5,000 cash bond after making his initial appearance Monday August 1,2016 in Racine Circuit Court.

According to the criminal complaint on July 30,2016, at 4:15 a.m. Racine Police responded to residence for a reports of a male beating a female. Upon arrival officer located the victim who stated that the defendant had repeatedly struck her in the face and pulled clumps of hair out of her head.

Officers were dispatched to the residence later that morning reference the previous assault complaint and dispatch advised that the defendant had been arrested earlier on charges of Domestic Abuse/Battery around 4:00 that morning.

Upon arrival the victim told officers that the defendant had made bond and had returned to the address grabbed her by the hair and slammed her off the bed. The victim told officers that the defendant had taken her purse and cell phone to prevent her from calling police again and left in a vehicle. An attempt to locate the defendants vehicle was put out to officers.

Officers located the defendant at State and Memorial and the vehicle was stopped on Liberty Street. The defendant was detained without incident and when asked if he had the victims purse and cell phone he replied yes, and stated that he locked the keys inside the vehicle because he didn’t want police going inside. When officers asked if there was anything else in the vehicle, the criminal complaint states that the defendant put his head down and began to sweat.

Officers searched the defendant and found two sets of keys paperwork from being released on bond a few hours earlier for disorderly conduct/domestic abuse stating that as a condition of bond he was not allowed any contact with the victim. Officers were able to open the defendants vehicle and locate the purse and cell phone and noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Offices recovered from the vehicle a white grocery bag containing 2 plastic baggies of marijuana weighing a combined weight of 273.8 grams, various pills including oxycodone 30mg, oxycondone 325 mg and acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate 325 mg, the complaint reads.

A search warrant was executed at the defendants residence where police recovered a scale, various plastic bags with a green residue inside, a total of 32 plastic bags were recovered from the scene, also noted that there was a green leafy residue on top of the washing machine and it appeared to be an area where the marijuana was sorted/weighed for future distribution

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