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April 06, 2012 | 09:55 AMELKHORN — The Milwaukee County Bomb Squad was called to a trailer March 19 on Hafs Road after police found what they believe to be an improvised explosive device in the home of an alleged heroin dealer.
The Walworth County District Attorney's Office has filed eight criminal charges against Malik D. Iseini, 33, N1985 Hafs Road.
Malik faces three counts of delivering heroin and one count of possession of heroin with intent to deliver. All of these charges have been elevated to second and subsequent offense and repeater status.
He also faces felony charges of possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of improvised explosives, and misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting an officer. Those four charges also have been elevated to repeater status.
If convicted of all eight charges, Malik faces up to 118 years imprisonment and $145,500 in fines.
Malik is currently in custody at the Walworth County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond.
According to the criminal complaint:
Deputies with the Walworth County Sheriff's Department Drug Unit worked with a confidential informant to purchase heroin from Iseini.
On Feb. 24, 28 and 29, the confidential informant went to Iseini's trailer to purchase heroin.
On March 19, two Walworth County Sheriff's Department detectives went to Iseini's trailer to speak with him. At this time, Iseini admitted to sharing heroin with people in the past.
At the end of the conversation, one of the detectives told Iseini he was under arrest for delivering heroin.
However, Iseini and the detective struggled. During the struggle, one of the detectives and Iseini fell onto a couch. When the other detective attempted to handcuff Iseini, he pushed that detective causing him to hit the screen door of the trailer, nearly falling outside of it.
Eventually, using knee strikes, both detectives were able to handcuff Iseini.
After Iseini was arrested, his trailer was searched and, inside of an exhaust fan, an officer located 23 foil bindles, which contained heroin.
During the search, another officer located a piece of white PVC pipe, which appeared to have a fuse. The Milwaukee County Bomb Squad was called to the scene, identified the item as an improvised explosive device, and disposed of it.
Police also located a .22 caliber rifle in the trailer. In 2010, Iseini pleaded guilty to a felony marijuana charge, and as a result of that conviction cannot possess a firearm.