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La Crosse woman gets nearly 11 years in federal drug case

Brad Williams

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Roberta Draheim, pictured during a recent hearing in La Crosse County court

A La Crosse woman convicted of running a meth ring has been sentenced 10 years, 10 months in prison by a U.S. District judge.

Investigators say Roberta Draheim headed a group of people who arranged for dozens of meth shipments to be made from California to La Crosse during a span of three calendar years.

The 51-year-old was charged in February of last year, around the time that her 25-year-old daughter died from an apparent drug overdose.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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