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La Crosse man and his mother face drug trafficking charges



Three members of a La Crosse household are facing charges of drug trafficking and related crimes, after they were jailed on Wednesday.


Paul Thomas, Jr., is being held on a cash bond of $150,000. Also arrested in the case were Thomas’s mother, Suprenia Holcomb and a second woman, Alia Valentine.

The women were released on signature bonds after court appearances Thursday. The attorney for Valentine said his client is expecting a baby and Thomas is believed to be the father.

The La Crosse County District Attorney’s office said it plans to have a criminal complaint ready within two weeks.

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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