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Onalaska man caught with heroin and cocaine at traffic stop



A drug suspect, who was arrested on a traffic stop Monday, could face about 40 years in prison, if he’s convicted on new charges. 


Antrell Thomas of Onalaska is accused of possessing heroin, cocaine and marijuana. 

La Crosse police smelled pot after pulling over the 26-year-old on Jackson Street. 

The drugs turned up in a search of the car and on Thomas, who claimed he had the drugs in his underwear. 

Thomas is still looking for a lawyer, and has been released on signature bond until his next hearing on May 17.

Also in court on Monday, bond was set at $5,000 for a La Crosse burglary suspect, after being arrested this weekend. 


Police say Lucas Armstrong broke into a house on South 9th Street around 3 a.m. Saturday morning.

A couple living in the house heard noises coming from their kitchen. When they went to check it out, they saw a man in a red hoodie running from their porch.

Cops caught the 37-year-old Armstrong a few blocks away, as he started dumping stuff out of his sweatshirt.

While he was being interviewed, Armstrong gave police a fake name, then tried to run. He eventually stopped after the threat of being tased.

Some of the items he allegedly stole include a camera and photography equipment. 

Armstrong also is accused of stealing his girlfriend’s laptop from her hotel room. 

Two years ago, Armstrong was convicted of felony meth possession, and was put on probation.

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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