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Two men arrested in Jackson Street drug bust

Felon faces more drug charges

LA CROSSE, Wis. - An ongoing drug investigation in La Crosse late last week leads to two men being arrested including one with a long criminal history.

This past Friday night, Jonathan Banazkiewicz, 30, of La Crosse was arrested at 615 Jackson Street.

He has been the target of an ongoing police investigation and has previous drug felonies on his records.

Police say Banazkiewicz ran from them, but was quickly caught and was found to have illegal drugs on him when arrested.


Police also recovered a handgun he allegedly had thrown while trying to escape.

A search warrant at the house led police to John A. Irvin, 49, another subject who was located and arrested for possession of marijuana.

Police say they found various illegal drugs and paraphernalia.

Banazkiewicz appeared in court on Monday and is being held on a $50,000 cash bond.

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