Meth Arrests

By: News Release
Jun 27th, 2018

On June 26th, 2018, The Crawford County Sheriff’s K-9 unit and a City of Prairie du Chien Police Officer observed suspicious activity in an alleyway near BA Kennedy School in the City of Prairie du Chien around 1:30 am. A 2000 Chevrolet Impala, being operated by Christopher Fernette, age 41 of Prairie du Chien was observed pulling in the alley, then immediately backing out after seeing the K-9 unit. A passenger, identified as Joseph Sepe, age 32 of Prairie du Chien, exited the passenger seat and quickly began walking away from the officers. The Prairie du Chien Officer detained Sepe, who was found in possession of pseudoephedrine, a main ingredient in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
The Sheriff’s K-9 unit pursued Fernette and made contact with him on Main Street. The Deputy began searching Fernette’s person and felt a small bag with a hard substance inside one of Fernette’s pockets. Fernette began to actively resist the Deputy. The Deputy attempted to gain control of Fernette by going to the sidewalk and Fernette attempted to destroy the evidence in his pocket. Two other Officers arrived and assisted in detaining Fernette after several minutes of resisting. The small bag was identified as a small plastic bag with crystal-like substance, which field tested positive for methamphetamine. Fernette was also found in possession of a couple thousand dollars in cash.