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La Crosse Police drug unit raids south side apartment

Police found more than $9,000 worth of drugs

LA CROSSE, Wis. - The La Crosse Police Department's drug unit says it found more than $9,000 worth of drugs at a south side apartment on Monday afternoon.

Police arrested Eugene Shields, 32, as emergency response team members helped serve a warrant at 2001 State Road.

Authorities recovered 32.9 grams of heroin with an estimated street value of over $8,000; 32.3 grams of crack cocaine and 8.6 grams of cocaine with an estimated street value of $1,600; and 12 grams of marijuana and numerous other drug paraphernalia.

Shields is facing several charges, including three counts of delivery of heroin; three counts of deliver of cocaine; possession with intent to deliver heroin and cocaine base; warehousing; and possession of marijuana.

The investigation was conducted by the La Crosse Police Drug Investigative Unit, the West Central MEG unit and the La Crosse FBI Office.


Neighbors told News 8 they could smell drugs being cooked inside the building and are relieved with the arrest. "Now I can go to sleep at night not worrying about an explosion, my street is safe now, children on the street can actually come outside and play and not have to worry about getting shot," said neighbor Edward Bridenstine.

Bridenstine also tells News 8 they've been reporting drug activity at that address for more than a year.

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