Pubdate: 23 June 1999
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI)
Copyright: 1999, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Contact:  414-224-8280
Author: Lauria Lynch-German, of the Journal Sentinel staff


West Bend - A 36-year-old West Bend man found with 2 pounds of
marijuana in his home faces up to 10 years in prison.

Edward J. Urban was charged Tuesday with one count of possession with
intent to deliver, which carries a five-year prison term.

He was previously arrested in 1989 for possession of a controlled
substance and convicted of that offense. As a repeat offender, he
could serve up to 10 years if found guilty on the most recent charge,
according to the criminal complaint.

West Bend police officers responded to a call about a disturbance at
the man's home Thursday in the 800 block of Eastern Ave., according to
the complaint.

When police arrived, they found what they believed to be marijuana on
a table in the home, according to reports. Officers obtained a search
warrant and discovered 2 pounds of marijuana in the home.

Deputy District Attorney Todd Martens asked for cash bail, citing the
seriousness of the penalties and the amount of the marijuana.

"Officers found 2 pounds of marijuana packaged in a manner consistent
with delivery," he said. "There was evidence of a significant grow
operation and a large amount of U.S. currency found."

Urban remained in custody in lieu of $500 bail. His next court date is
June 30.

Appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on June 23, 1999.
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