Sheriff Clarke busts alleged drug dealers during traffic stop

CREATED Sep. 5, 2013 - UPDATED: Sep. 5, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Sheriff Clarke and one of his deputies found themselves in the right place at the right time on Wednesday when a traffic stop led to drug arrests.

"Clarke had just finished an appearance at a Milwaukee school when a bicyclist flagged down his squad and informed Deputy Jones and Sheriff Clarke that the occupants of a vehicle had tried to run him off the road and threw a bottle at his head," said Fran McLaughlin with the sheriff's office.

The sheriff and his deputy then pulled the car over, and found three men, all with past records.

"Field interviews showed that one was on parole, and two on probation," McLaughlin said. "The vehicle was unregistered and had numerous mechanical violations."

The driver of the vehicle, Justin Wheeler, 25 of Milwaukee, is on parole for armed robbery. Passenger Fabion Wilder, 24 of Milwaukee, is on probation for Endangering Safety/Reckless use of a firearm, and passenger Keith Porter, 26 of Milwaukee, is on probation for felony Child Abuse-Recklessly Causing Injury.

One of the deputies said he smelled marijuana, and a search of the vehicle led to the discovery of eight packages of crack cocaine. All three men were arrested for Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine within 1000 feet of a school.