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Several local suspects facing new drug charges

Brad Williams

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Two men from La Crosse are charged in federal court with dealing meth, in apparently separate cases. 

Thirty-three-year-old Cody Stough is suspected of distributing 50 grams or more of the drug last November. 

Stough could get 40 years in prison if he’s convicted.  A three-county task force in southwestern Wisconsin conducted the investigation. 

In a more recent arrest, 35-year-old Tang Vue allegedly delivered meth in the city of La Crosse in January and February.  Vue also could get 40 years in prison on one charge, and possibly another 20 years for a second charge. 

Meanwhile, an arrest this week in north La Crosse leads to state drug trafficking charges against two people. 

Steven McCurdy and Heather Turner are accused of dealing drugs at an apartment on Island Street. 

Police arrested McCurdy and Turner after an arranged meth buy on Monday. 

McCurdy also is charged with a previous drug deal in November, and he has 20 convictions on his record dating back to 2008. 

Officers found McCurdy carrying thousands of dollars in cash, including money provided by police for a meth purchase. 

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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