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Feds bring meth charges against 3 area men

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Three men from the La Crosse region are facing federal charges of possessing meth.

Two of the suspects, Christopher Fernette of Prairie du Chien and Dillan Boydston of Waukon, allegedly possessed at least half-a-kilogram of meth back in April, with the intent of distributing it.

They could get up to life in prison if they’re convicted.

The third man, Carl Rabe of Boscobel, reportedly was caught in October with 50 grams of meth. He faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison.

The arrests resulted from work done by Prairie du Chien Police Department, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, as well as investigators from three states.

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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