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Drug repeater from Onalaska gets federal charges for dealing meth

Brad Williams

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An Onalaska man arrested this fall in a meth case is now facing federal charges.  

Eric Sobek could get up to 40 years in federal prison, or a minimum of 5 years, if he’s convicted of meth possession. 

Sobek has eight open cases in La Crosse County court, dating back to April of last year, and he’s scheduled for a December trial on this latest charge. 

Police found more than 200 grams of meth, a switchblade, and $1500 in cash in September during a search after spotting Sobek at a motel.  

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.