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Search warrant In La Crosse leads to drugs, more than 100 used needles

Search warrant In La Crosse leads to...

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - La Crosse Police arrest two people on drug charges after a month long investigation.

Police and members of the Emergency Response Team arrested 32-year-old Megan McCarthy of La Crosse and 30-year-old Dedrick Portis of Jacksonville, FL Wednesday night after executing a search warrant at 1016 Jackson St. #3.

Police had information McCarthy was selling drugs out of the residence.

Police found 8.4 grams of heroin, .7 grams of methampehetamine, several prescription drugs and taser. Police say the estimated street value of just the heroin is more than $4,000.

Investigators also estimate there were well over 100 used needles all over the apartment which they removed and safely disposed of.

An officer was stuck by a used needle while picking up another item. The officer was treated and now has to follow protocol to address the possible exposure to diseases and whatever else the needle may have contained.

McCarthy is being charged with:

  • Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Maintaining A Drug Trafficking Place
  • Possession of an Electronic Weapon
  • Possession of Controlled Substances on or near Certain Places

Portis is being charged with:

  • Possession of Narcotic Drugs

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