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.