The bail for a 22-year-old drug suspect in La Crosse County is reduced by more than half.
The amount of Jimmy Castillo’s bond, however, is still $100,000 cash.
The bond had been set at $250,000.
The Kansas native was arrested at an Onalaska motel this month for allegedly carrying 15.5 pounds of meth — a record meth bust for the county. The previous record was set just weeks ago at 11 pounds.
His attorney argued Monday in court that Castillo was a courier and not a dealer of meth.
Judge Scott Horne, however, referred to the “extremely large” amount of meth, and his lack to ties to Wisconsin in maintaining a six-figure bond.
Attorney Chris Zachar said Castillo’s bond was much higher than for three suspects that other recent local meth bust — that 11-pound case — where the top bond of $150,000 was set for an alleged trafficker from California, who recently served nine years in prison.