La Crosse Police took six guns and large quantities of drugs and cash while executing a search warrant Wednesday.
La Crosse Investigators were conducting surveillance at the residence of Kong Vang and Pader Yang (816 5th Ave. S), according to a news release. Both have had previous encounters with police. Vang was arrested in 2017 for drug charges and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Vang also had an active warrant from probation and parole.
Investigators said they saw possible drug dealing in the home and took Vang into custody followed by Yang a short time later.
After searching the residence and garage, La Crosse Police seized six guns, 279 grams of methamphetamine, 266 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia consistent with drug packaging, and more than $14,500 in cash. Police estimated the street value of the meth seized at $10,000. Two of the six weapons had defaced or altered serial numbers.
Vang is being referred on charges of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine greater than 50 grams, maintain drug trafficking residence, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, parole warrant, and six counts of possession of a firearm by a felon.
Yang is referred on charges of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine greater than 50 grams, possession with intent to deliver marijuana (200 to 1,000 grams), possession of drug paraphernalia, maintain drug trafficking residence, parole warrant and party to the crime.