2 arrests made Tuesday after La Crosse Police bust a meth lab in a local hotel. La Crosse Police went to to the America’s Best Value Inn on Rose Street to investigate an anonymous complaint of a possible meth lab inside one of the hotel rooms.
Specially trained officers of the La Crosse Police Department, the State Department of Criminal Investigation and the La Crosse Sheriff’s Department made contact with people in the room and did locate a meth lab. Police busted 37 year old Laura Rud of La Crosse and 27 yeaar old Brian Brainard of Lansing, Iowa. Charges include Manufacturing Meth, Possessing Meth materials and possession of a switch blade.
Due to the extreme hazards associated with handling the chemicals used in the production of meth, a specially trained team from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration out of Chicago responded to La Crosse to collect the chemicals and render them safe.