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La Crosse County drug suspect busted in Colorado

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A traffic stop in Colorado leads to a drug search in the town of Campbell. 

Last week, a La Crosse driver, Austen Schalow, was pulled over in Mesa County, Colorado, on a tip from La Crosse sheriff’s officers.  A criminal complaint says officers found a large amount of marijuana in Schalow’s vehicle. 

Police in La Crosse had seen a Snapchat posting, suggesting that Schalow had picked up drugs in California and was bringing them back to Wisconsin. 

Later that day, Schalow’s home was searched, and officers found marijuana, pills, and plastic bags filled with cocaine.  Schalow was booked in the La Crosse jail on Saturday.

He’s charged with drug trafficking, dealing in pot, cocaine, and pills. 

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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