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Racine County Sheriff's Office News

RACINE — A Racine woman was arrested after a Racine County Sheriff’s deputy allegedly found drugs in her car, which was reportedly parked facing the wrong way on Boyd Avenue Monday.

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According to the criminal complaint:

At just before 4 p.m. Monday, a Racine County Sheriff’s deputy reported approaching a vehicle that was stopped, facing the wrong way on Boyd Avenue and had partially obstructed traffic.

The driver, identified as Haili M. Sigwart-Bucholz, 20, of the 900 block of Monroe Avenue, rolled down the window, and the deputy reported smelling marijuana immediately.

When the deputy obtained Sigwart-Bucholz’s phone, “it lit up with a text message … from a person asking if they could purchase Tramadol” from Sigwart-Bucholz. Tramadol is a narcotic and Schedule IV controlled substance.

The deputy reported finding marijuana in the car, along with muscle relaxant pills and other drug paraphernalia.

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Sigwart-Bucholz reportedly told police that she had given away Tramadol, but denied ever selling it. She also allegedly said that the marijuana was for personal use, not for sale.

Sigwart-Bucholz has been charged with one felony, possession with intent to deliver narcotics, and three misdemeanors: possession of THC, possession of illegally obtained prescription medicine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Online records show she was being held in Racine County Jail as of Tuesday afternoon and her bail was set at $10,400. According to court records, this is the first time Sigwart-Bucholz has been charged with a crime in Wisconsin.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 19 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave.

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Adam Rogan (SCHS '14, Drake U. '17) has been covering homelessness, arts & culture and just about everything else for the JT since March 2018. He enjoys mid-afternoon naps, loud music played quietly and social media followers @Could_Be_Rogan

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