Racine County Sheriff’s Office: Multiple arrests made during ‘Operation Lifesaver’ drug bust

RACINE COUNTY — Agents with the Racine County Metro Drug Unit executed four narcotics related search warrants at residences in the City of Racine Tuesday, August 8th as part of the “Operation Lifesaver” initiative. As a result, six people were arrested related to a drug trafficking organization, and another turned themselves in.

Operation Lifesaver

Racine County Sheriff’s Office – Operating Lifesaver

According to Racine officials, a “drug trafficking organization” is defined as a group of at least five or more persons whose principle activity is to generate income or assets through a continuing series of illegal drug distribution, with a defined leader.

Authorities say agents made approximately 30 controlled purchases of heroin from the members of the group.

Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling held a news conference on Wednesday, August 9th to talk more about Operation Lifesaver.

“These are the faces of the persons that are responsible for starting the next rounds of addictions in Racine County,” Schmaling said. “Arresting one drug dealer, in my opinion, is one less addiction, one less overdose and one less grieving family.”

Operation Lifesaver

The following individuals were arrested and incarcerated in the Racine County Jail:

  • Kevin Robinson, age 34, resident of Racine County
  • Rodolfo Lopez, age 35, resident of Racine County
  • Jermichael Sykes, age 32, resident of Racine County
  • Nicole Harmon, age 34, resident of Racine County
  • Sara Aude, age 30, resident of Racine County
  • Katherine Fabio, age 38, resident of Racine County

Officials say Leroy Ostrander, age 39, a resident of Racine County, turned himself in.

Operation Lifesaver

The following individuals were not located during the search but are wanted for drug trafficking crimes as well. If you have information regarding their whereabouts, please call the Racine County Sheriff’s Office at 262-886-2300. Information may be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Racine County by calling 888-636-9330.

  • Shakur Miller, age 23, resident of Racine County
  • David Edwards, age 38, resident of Racine County