La Crosse woman indicted on meth charges
MADISON, Wis. — A federal grand jury in Madison indicted a 30-year-old La Crosse woman on drug charges Thursday.
The indictment in the Western District of Wisconsin alleges Sandy Xiong alleges that she possessed methamphetamines on Feb. 10. She is charged with two counts of possessing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.
On that date, La Crosse police followed Xiong to a South Side La Crosse business where she sold methamphetamine to a Prairie du Chien, Wis., drug dealer, police said.
At the time of her arrest, Xiong had 116.5 grams of the drug. After obtaining a search warrant, police found another 212 grams of methamphetamine at Xiong’s residence. The total 328.5 grams of methamphetamine is worth an estimated $7,500 to $9,100, according to law enforcement.
If convicted, Xiong faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years and a maximum of 40 years in federal prison on each count.
Also involved in the investigation were the West Central Metropolitan Enforcement Group; Prairie du Chien and Campbell police departments, and the Vernon and Grant County sheriffs’ offices.
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