La Crosse police are criticizing the release of a drug suspect following a court appearance on Monday.
Denzel Meadows of La Crosse is facing two charges of delivering fentanyl during controlled buys last week.
Meadows was let out of jail on a signature bond, and a message from the police department notes that Meadows is accused of dealing heroin, and of felony possession of a firearm.
Meadows’s girlfriend, Brittany Jones, also faces heroin and firearm charges, and was released from jail after appearing in court.
In another La Crosse court case on Monday, a driver recently placed on probation for drug charges was busted for drunk driving.
City police stopped Juanita Downs Owens early Sunday morning, after she reportedly failed to yield at a stop sign on Vine Street.
Owens says she thought another driver at the intersection had a stop sign instead.
It could be the 3rd O-W-I charge for Owens, who was given five years probation in October for a drug trafficking charge dating back to 2016.