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September 17, 2016
Moonshine still, pot seized near Somerset
Man, 51, arrested after search on property A moonshine still and a small crop of suspected marijuana were allegedly found at a man’s rural...
News/crime and courts
September 17, 2016 - 9:38am
September 14, 2016
Search turns up 134 pounds of suspected pot in St. Croix County
St. Croix County authorities called the discovery of more than 100 pounds of suspected marijuana at a Houlton storage unit the largest drug seizure...
News/crime and courts
September 14, 2016 - 7:49pm
November 16, 2009
Authorities express concerns about remote pot-growing farms
Wisconsin has turned up some rather large marijuana-growing operations the past couple years. And authorities believe they're the products of sophisticated growers who've moved to the Badger State from out West, where similar operations have cropped up for decades. In Shawano...
November 16, 2009 - 9:00am
October 30, 2009
Another big marijuana-growing operation is found on Wisconsin's public lands
Another big marijuana-growing operation has been found abandoned on Wisconsin's public lands. This one was in Buffalo County in western Wisconsin, where sheriff's officials said up to $2 million in pot might have been harvested at the Tiffany State Wildlife Area. A hunter found...
October 30, 2009 - 9:04am
October 22, 2009
Marijuana plants in Shawano County wildlife area could reveal national trend
The discovery of 8,000 marijuana plants in a Shawano County wildlife area might be part of a national trend. The state Justice Department says pot-growing operations on public lands have gotten much bigger in size even though the actual number of sites is about the same. Authorities...
October 22, 2009 - 9:00am
October 5, 2009
Several hundred rally at State Capitol to legalize medical marijuana
Several hundred people attended a rally at the State Capitol Sunday for a bill to legalize marijuana to treat serious illnesses. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, and Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Waunakee, are sponsoring the measure. It would let patients or caregivers grow small amounts of...
October 5, 2009 - 9:07am
November 20, 2008
Arrest is made after Sheriff's Department makes another marijuana bust
For the second time in two months, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department has busted another large marijuana operation in the county. And this time, it has also come with an arrest. Mario Cuevas-Alvarez, 31, was arrested Monday in a wooded area in the Town of Salem. He was apprehended...
November 20, 2008 - 12:00am
October 6, 2008
Marijuana-growing operation found near Durand
The Pepin County Sheriff's Department along with the West Central Drug Task Force have discovered another large marijuana-growing operation in the region -- this time near Durand. This operation was found Sept.
October 6, 2008 - 12:00am
October 1, 2008
Madison man says legalizing marijuana could solve country's financial woes
A Madison man has his own idea for solving the country's financial mess - legalize marijuana. Gary Storck co-founded Madison's chapter of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
October 1, 2008 - 9:00am
September 11, 2008
Drug bust nets 180 pounds of marijuana
The Pierce County Sheriff's Department has released more information on a Tuesday drug bust which was the biggest in the county in 15 years. According to Sheriff's Department officials, deputies and investigators destroyed what officials termed "a sizeable" marijuana growing operation...
September 11, 2008 - 12:00am
May 19, 2008
Domestic turns to drug bust
The St. Croix County Sheriff's Department responded to a domestic complaint at 1:12 a.m. on May 6 at 1504 64th Avenue in rural Hammond. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with a woman who said she resided at the home with her boyfriend Brian Van Beek, (DOB 12/26/81).
May 19, 2008 - 12:00am
May 9, 2008
Jury finds trucker innocent of knowingly hauling pot
A jury in La Crosse has found a California trucker innocent of knowingly hauling a half-ton of marijuana. Marco Corzo, 54, was released from jail yesterday for the first time since his arrest last November.
May 9, 2008 - 12:00am