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Couple charged with drug trafficking

Following an investigation, police say a married Sheboygan couple were arrested and charged for having pounds of marijuana at their home.

According to court records, police found more than 8 pounds of marijuana, 21 illegal vaping cartridges and dozens of marijuana edibles inside the home of Alisa Sapino and Vincente Sapino, both 26.

Police are charging them both with possession of between 2,500 and 10,000 grams of THC with intent to distribute, maintaining a drug trafficking home and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Alisa Sapino’s charges are modified as a party to a crime.

Police said they served a search warrant at the couple’s home Dec. 10 and found the marijuana and marijuana products throughout the house. Along with packaging and distribution supplies and $6,400 in cash, police allege three firearms, ammunitions and a digital scale were discovered.

According to police, Alisa Sapino told authorities she was aware her husband sold marijuana, but that “he would never bring marijuana into the residence.”

Court records show they both posted $7,500 bail on Dec. 11.

They each face up to 15 ½ years of imprisonment and $35,000 in fines if found guilty on the two charges. Their driving privileges may also be revoked for up to 5 years due to the intent to deliver charge.

According to a study in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, the average weight of marijuana in one joint (marijuana cigarette) is about a third of a gram. 8.5 pounds would be enough marijuana for over 11,500 joints.

Update, April 13, 2020: The charges against Alisa Sapino were subsequently dismissed on a motion by the prosecutor.

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