RACINE — A Racine man who police say was dealing drugs in a house near Jefferson Lighthouse Elementary School has been charged with multiple drug-related offenses.

Agents from the Racine County Metro Drug Unit, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and a K-9 deputy executed a search warrant in the 1800 block of West Sixth Street at 8 a.m. Tuesday, according to a Thursday press release from the Racine County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials had conducted a four-month investigation that included controlled buys, and believed Ricky D. Williams, 34, was selling Schedule II narcotics out of the house. Officials believed Williams was also selling medications that were prescribed to him, the release states.

During the search of the home, officials reportedly found several empty medicine bottles, marijuana, two digital scales, a loaded handgun, a loaded short barrel shotgun and drug paraphernalia, according to the release.

Three children were also residing in the home and were turned over to the Racine County Human Services Department for protective custody.

Williams has been charged with six counts of delivery of Schedule II narcotics within 1,000 feet of a school, keeping a drug place and three counts of possession for THC, drug paraphernalia and a short barrel shotgun.

According to his criminal complaint, Williams said he has a medical condition and a bullet in his back and takes medication. He said his doctor prescribed him 90 Hydrocodone pills and 90 morphine pills each month for the past four years. He also said he smokes marijuana and there may be some residue in the house.

He said he had had been selling pills for about a year and a half. He is not employed and gets $750 per month in Social Security Supplemental Security Income and about $165 on a Quest FoodShare card for food assistance. He said he buys his medication for a $1 co-pay for each medication bottle and sells Hydrocodone for $5 per pill and morphine for $3 per pill. He said he sells his medication to make ends meet, according to his criminal complaint.

Williams was in court Wednesday and a cash bond was set at $2,500. A preliminary hearing for Williams is set for 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 13 at the Law Enforcement Center.

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