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La Crosse man gets 7 years in prison for drug trafficking

Brad Williams

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A Wisconsin federal judge said David Wims of La Crosse was caught selling drugs that he didn’t use himself, and likely knew that selling heroin mixed with fentanyl was dangerous. 

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The 41-year-old Wims pleaded guilty to drug possession, and is going to federal prison for seven and a half years.

Wims was already on parole for a meth case, when police searched his home on Caledonia Street last June. 

That search turned up a mix of heroin and fentanyl inside a safe, in 26 baggies, valued at $13,000.  

There was also $5,000 in cash in the bedroom safe.  

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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