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La Crosse drug search reveals $15K in drugs; 2 people charged

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Two people are being charged with drug trafficking and related crimes after a police search at their home this week.

Twenty-eight-year-old Kareem Nellum and 20-year-old Alexis Compan were arrested on Wednesday, following the search on South 24th Street in La Crosse.

Investigators found about $15,000 worth of drugs, including fentanyl, cocaine, and marijuana, as well as $1400 in cash and a loaded handgun. La Crosse Police recommend a charge based on a newly-signed Wisconsin law adding fentanyl to the list of restricted substances in the state.

Nellum’s jailed in La Crosse, under a $200,000 cash bond. He’s on parole for an armed robbery charge in Illinois. Compan has been released from jail.

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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  1. Kent Porter

    April 3, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    Im surprized Romona Gonzales didn’t let them both out of jail !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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