Man arrested on drug and child neglect charges after Racine County drug bust

RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) – The Racine County Sheriff’s Office says one person was arrested after they found thousands of dollars’ worth of drugs, guns, and more than $5,600 in cash during the search of a home in Racine.

Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. team and agents from the Racine County Metro Drug Unit searched a home near Lasalle and Prospect Streets in Racine believed to be part of a drug operation around 5:45 a.m. on September 7. 

During the search, authorities reportedly found more than a pound of marijuana with a street value of about $4,000, a digital scale, packaging materials, a 45-caliber handgun, a shotgun, cell phones, and $5,675 in cash.  Three young children were also found inside the home.

Racine County Human Services was contacted and responded under the drug endangered children protocol.

Diego Salais, 20, was arrested on drug charges and child neglect and taken to the Racine County Jail.

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