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Meth supplier held on $50,000 cash bond

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LA CROSSE, WIS. (WXOW) - Nearly $9,000 worth of methamphetamine is now off the streets of La Crosse.

Sandy Xiong was arrested on Monday and is now facing several drug-related charges including possession with intent to deliver and maintaining a drug trafficking place.

Those charges coming while she was on probation for a previous drug conviction.

The investigation began in Prairie Du Chien. Police were looking into a drug dealer and learned the dealer was coming to La Crosse to buy meth.

Xiong was recognized as the supplier by authorities and was arrested in the parking lot at a business on the south side of La Crosse with 116 grams of meth.

An additional 212 grams were found at her home. Investigators say that a case like this can just be the beginning.

"You go along thinking we've gotten a really good size dealer and then you interview someone and realize someone just down the road that's even bigger so you set your sights on that operation," said Investigative Coordinator for Metropolitan Enforcement Group and the La Crosse Sheriff's Dept. Tom Johnson.

"We're trying to take down operations, criminal operations and enterprises more so that one particular dealer. That's why these cases take so long, cause we have to gather much more evidence," Johnson added.

Several agencies came together to make this arrest.

Xiong remains in jail and is due back in court next month.

Declan Levy

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