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Charges up to 22 for 26-year-old arrested having pill lab in north La Crosse storage unit



FILE - La Crosse Police photograph drugs, guns, ammo and pill making items it seized during a search and arrest announced Monday, June 6, 2022. (PHOTO: La Crosse Police)

The 26-year-old man arrested in La Crosse last week for allegedly having a pill lab out of a storage unit in La Crosse now has 22 criminal charges against him.


Jade Deeny remains in the county jail, with a $1 million cash bond. He has another court hearing Thursday in La Crosse.

Police say Deeny had more than $1 million “street value” worth of drugs inside a storage unit in north La Crosse. He’s accused of making counterfeit Xanax pills to sell around the country.

Deeny is accused of drug trafficking, selling counterfeit Xanax pills, as well as possessing fentanyl, meth, and cocaine.

He also had multiple firearms, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and thousands of packages to ship the counterfeit pills.

Here’s a list of what police say it found through search warrants of a home, a car and the storage unit:

  • 135.13 pounds of pressed counterfeit Xanax in three different colors
  • 1-pound fentanyl (located next to Xanax station and most likely used in pills)
  • 1-pound counterfeit Adderall but tested positive for methamphetamine
  • 25.3 grams methamphetamine pills
  • 77 narcotic pills
  • 250.7 grams of cocaine
  • 524 grams THC wax
  • 4 pounds THC candies
  • 212 grams psilocybin infused chocolate
  • 4 handguns (2 different high capacity magazines and 1 drum magazine with 51 rounds loaded in it)
  • 1 rifle (603 rounds of .223 ammunition)
  • 186 rounds 9mm, 198 rounds 45 caliber
  • $5,953 dollars
  • Automated pill press with professional mixer
  • 385 pounds of inert materials needed to make counterfeit Xanax
  • Thousands of USPS boxes ready to mail his product

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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