La Crosse police seize 2 pounds of meth in North Side raid

La Crosse police seize 2 pounds of meth in North Side raid

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La Crosse police seize 2 pounds of meth in North Side raid

Police said the amount of methamphetamine seized from Henke is more than all the 37 possession with the intent to deliver methamphetamine charges that police referred to the La Crosse County District Attorney’s office in 2018.

Police busted a La Crosse man Tuesday with more than two pounds of methamphetamine and other drugs with an estimated value of $40,000, police said.

Andrew R. Henke mug

Henke

Andrew R. Henke, 35, was arrested on a charge of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, police said.

La Crosse police said officers executed a search warrant at a residence of the 800 block of Avon Street after receiving a tip that drugs were being sold from there.

Police arrested Henke and investigators discovered more than two pounds of methamphetamine, which is equivalent to about 1,000 grams and has a street value of about $26,000, police said.

Police also said they discovered drug-packaging material, more than 110 grams of an unknown white substance and more than $14,000 in cash.

“While the La Crosse area continues to struggle with drug dealing of all kinds, methamphetamine is clearly the most significant drug issue for our community,” police said in a statement.

Police said the possession with the charge of intent to deliver methamphetamine is a growing issue and has exceeded all the other possession with intent to deliver charges referred to the La Crosse County District Attorney’s office in 2018.

Here are the 2018 statistics for possession with intent to deliver: 37 possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, 20 possession with intent to deliver THC, nine possession with intent to deliver heroin and seven possession with intent to deliver cocaine charges.

The Emergency Response Team assisted La Crosse police investigators in executing the search warrant.


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