RACINE — A 19-year-old Racine man is facing a weapon charge and possible drug charge, less than a month after he was charged with multiple counts of selling cocaine.
Plaze E. Anderson, of the 3000 block of N. First St., was charged Monday with resisting an officer, carrying a concealed weapon, and four counts of bail jumping in connection with the alleged Sunday incident.
According to the criminal complaint, police made contact with Anderson in the parking lot of On the Level, a bar at 2139 Racine St.
An officer reportedly recognized Anderson and knew he had an active warrant out for his arrest. When officers ordered Anderson to exit his car, he reportedly refused. Officers then escorted him from the car and told him he was not free to leave, the complaint states. It allegedly took multiple officers to handcuff the defendant.
Officers then searched Anderson’s car and reportedly found a Hi-Point 9mm handgun with an extended magazine under the driver’s seat. Anderson was the lone occupant of the vehicle that night, the complaint states.
Clenched in the defendant’s hand, police reportedly found a plastic bag containing 10.4 grams of a white powdery substance that appeared to be cocaine. The criminal complaint states further charges would follow testing of the substance.
Anderson was charged with four counts of felony manufacture/delivery of cocaine, and four counts of bail jumping on Sept. 14 following a series of controlled buys police reportedly conducted. During those buys, police allege the defendant sold a confidential informant cocaine on four separate occasions.
Those charged followed a June arrest for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.
Among the rules of his bond for June and September cases were that he not engage in illegal activity.
Probable cause was found Monday in Racine County Circuit Court to pursue the charges against Anderson.
He remained in the Racine County Jail on Monday night on what online jail records listed as a $25,835 bail/fine amount. Bond in his most recent case was set at $2,500.
If convicted on all his 2017 charges, he faces up to 45½ years in prison.