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La Crosse police make massive methamphetamine bust

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The La Crosse Police Department made one of its largest methamphetamine seizures on Tuesday, according to a news release.

Investigators, working with the Metropolitan Enforcement Group (MEG), said they learned that Sandy Xiong was selling the drug from her home in Onalaska and a hotel room at Candlewood Suites in La Crosse.

La Crosse investigators executed a search warrant Tuesday at Candlewood Suites and found 681 grams (1 1/2 pounds) of methamphetamine, over $2,700 cash and other dealing items, police said.

The estimated street value of the drugs is $60,000. Investigators also found a ledger showing sales in excess of $20,000, police said.

Authorities found a 4-month-old in the hotel room and worked with Child Protective Services for placement of the child.

Those arrested were:

Sandy Xiong, 27, of Onalaska, charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, delivery of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation violation.

Jess T. Miedema, 29, of Onalaska, charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and on a Monroe County warrant.

Michael Xiong, 23, of Holmen, is charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and on a probation warrant.

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