On January 7th, 2017 The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department conducted a joint narcotics investigation, along with the Prairie du Chien Police Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol.
Investigators located Steven Gauger, age 52, of Prairie du Chien Township, at the Casey’s General Store located on highway 35 in Prairie du Chien Township. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 unit arrived on scene and K-9 Breck was utilized for an open free air sniff of the vehicle Gauger was operating. K-9 Breck alerted to the presence of one or more controlled substances he is trained to detect.
A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted and deputies located 1 ounce of methamphetamine, 4 ounces of marijuana and other drug related items within Gauger’s vehicle.
Marijuana and drug paraphernalia was also located on Gauger’s person. Gauger was arrested for Operating with a restricted controlled substance, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department will be requesting charges on Gauger for Possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession with intent to deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia to the Crawford County District Attorney’s office.