Meth Charges

By: News Release
Apr 26th, 2018

On July 19, 2017 at approximately 8:27pm a delivery of Methamphetamine investigation culminated with the arrest of Jason G. Goth (age 45) of LaCrosse, Wisconsin for delivery of methamphetamine. Goth was recently convicted and sentenced in Crawford County Circuit Court for his part in delivering approximately one ounce of methamphetamine in the City of Prairie du Chien.

As a result of the investigation in Prairie du Chien, department personnel requested assistance from the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation and the LaCrosse Police Department. The investigation continued to LaCrosse, Wisconsin on the evening of July 19, 2017 and into the early morning hours of July 20, 2017. Through these 20 hours of work done by the Prairie du Chien Police Department, the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the LaCrosse Police Department, approximately 8 ounces of methamphetamine was taken out of the dealer’s hands and placed into evidence. The total street value of the methamphetamine recovered is between $7,000.00 to $10,000.00

The results of this initial investigation resulted in an active investigation between the Prairie du Chien Police Department, the LaCrosse Police Department, the Wisconsin Department of Justice, the United States Postal Inspectors Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration. During the course of this investigation multiple people of interest were identified and some of those were federally indicted by a grand jury in Madison last week. The partnership formed between our police department and our local, state and federal partners has provided us with immense amounts of information on the methamphetamine distribution networks reaching Prairie du Chien and also identified key people of interest within Prairie du Chien.

This is a continuing investigation and more arrests and charges are possible. The citizens of Prairie du Chien suffered an unimaginable loss during the evening hours of July 19, 2017, tens of thousands of dollars in property damage. Our staff did a tremendous job of trying to provide the residents of Prairie du Chien that were devastated by strait line winds with the quality public safety services they demand while arresting those individuals who chose to prey on our community through the distribution of large quantities of methamphetamine. The Prairie du Chien Police Department’s efforts to make an impact on the methamphetamine availability in Prairie du Chien will not stop, our resolve is stronger than ever and we believe this investigation has made, and will continue to make, a difference on that availability.