A La Crosse man with a history of drug offenses has been sentenced to 90 months in federal prison. That’s 7 and a half years.
Christopher McCartney is already in state prison for dealing meth. He was out on bond last April, when La Crosse police stopped his car, and a search turned up more than 100 grams of meth and $1300 in cash. Another search of his home led to 78 more grams of meth, and another $3500 in cash.
The 36-year-old McCartney pled guilty to the meth trafficking charge in September.
His past record includes a previous trafficking conviction, and an arrest in 2015 as one of 17 area residents tied to a drug ring that operated between La Crosse and Minneapolis. That case led to a 6-year prison term.