Racine woman, teen daughter charged with selling drugs

Pair accused of selling drugs near schools

A mother and daughter from Racine were busted for selling drugs near elementary schools. 

According to the criminal complaint, the sales were taking place in a suspected drug house that was 433 feet away from Roosevelt Elementary School.

Marlena Banks, 41, and her 17-year-old daughter, Mikayla Brown, are accused of a several felony drug charges related to selling crack cocaine. 

The Racine County Metro Drug Unit believes some of their business was done at a home near Green and Romayne. 

"It really scares me especially with the school here. We've got kids. I would never think that would be going on right down the street," neighborhood resident Mike McPeak said.

"Weird because it's usually pretty quiet and nothing really happens here," explained Anthony Pollock.

"I had a feeling about that house for quite a few years," Gus Skiaker added.

The criminal complaint states drug deals were also made near Julian Thomas Elementary School at a suspected drug house 524 feet away on Northwestern Avenue.

Investigators arrested the duo at The Riverside Inn Wednesday. 

Authorities say they found 22 grams of crack cocaine, drug packaging material and a scale.  

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