La Crosse man sentenced to prison for selling meth

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) — A La Crosse man will spend the next 6 and a half years in prison after he was sentenced Tuesday in federal court for selling methamphetamine.

Tang Vue, 35, was sentenced to 60 months — five years — for selling 50 grams or more of meth and another 18 months for violating the terms of his federal supervised release by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley in the federal Western District of Wisconsin.

Vue pled guilty to selling meth May 18. A police informant purchased meth from Vue twice earlier this year on Jan. 29 and Feb. 3. Immediately after the second time, police followed Vue to a restaurant in La Crosse and arrested him. Vue had $12,720 and a drug ledger in his bag at the time.

In sentencing Vue, Judge Conley emphasized that Vue’s conduct in this case was egregious, especially since he was on supervised release for a 2012 federal methamphetamine trafficking conviction.

The charge against Vue was the result of an investigation conducted by the La Crosse Police Department. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Reinhard.