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Waukesha Man Charged After Hiding Heroin in Mouth

Milwaukee police discover heroin during a traffic stop on the city's north side, according to court document.

A Town of Waukesha man is facing charges after he was caught holding four bindles of heroin in his mouth after being pulled over on Milwaukee’s north side, according to a criminal complaint.

Michael D. Owens, 21, was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Thursday with one count of possession of a controlled substance. If convicted, he faces up to 3 ½ years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

Owens and another man were pulled over Oct. 9 in the 1200 block of West Locust Street by a Milwaukee police officer, who could smell marijuana coming from inside the car.

While talking to Owens, the officer noticed he had something shiny in his mouth. He then asked Owens to open his mouth and discovered he was hiding four bindles of heroin.

Owens will have a preliminary hearing Oct. 24 and is currently being held in Milwaukee County Jail on a $500 signature bond.

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