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Crawford County meth suspect pleads guilty, gets 6 years in prison

Brad Williams

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A Gays Mills man is sentenced to six-and-a-half years in federal prison for possessing meth. 

Travis Johnson has entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court on the charge resulting from an arrest in Crawford County last November. 

Johnson attempted to hide from a sheriff’s deputy after being followed for driving erratically in Soldiers Grove. 

After Johnson stopped his SUV, he tried to hide on a patio outside a house. 

The deputy found Johnson carrying a large plastic bag containing more than 160 grams of meth. 

Drug needles, paraphernalia, and mushrooms were discovered inside the SUV.

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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