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Enhancer — § 961.48(3), Drug Offender — Prior for Paraphernalia

State v. Dawn C. Moline, 229 Wis. 2d 38, 598 N.W.2d 929 (Ct. App. 1999)
For Moline: Patrick M. Donnelly, SPD, Madison Appellate.

Issue/Holding:

By this decision, we hold that a prior conviction for possessing drug paraphernalia pursuant to § 961.573, STATS., qualifies as a prior offense under the repeat drug offender statute, § 961.48(3), STATS. … The statute is meant to include all prior convictions, either under ch. 948, STATS., the federal statutes or any other state statute that are ‘related to’ controlled substances and the like. A drug paraphernalia offense is an offense ‘related to’ controlled substances. …

 

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