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Two La Crosse men in federal court in separate drug cases

Brad Williams

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Two La Crosse men find themselves in federal court, for separate meth cases, with one being sentenced to prison, while the other is charged with possession. 

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge William Conley ordered Eric Sobek to spend seven years in prison for keeping meth in his car and in an Onalaska hotel room. 

Drugs and weapons were found last fall in a police search of Sobek’s vehicle. 

In a different case, James Dean of La Crosse is charged with possessing 50 or more grams of meth. 

Dean was arrested in February after La Crosse police tried to serve a warrant on him at a Kwik Trip store. 

While attempting to flee in the dark, Dean ran into a picnic table and dropped a gun.

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.