Drug Arrest

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at approximately 1:00 p.m. the Prairie du Chien Police Department executed a narcotics related search warrant at 521 S. Illinois Street. During the search investigators located hundreds of Oxycodone and Hydrocodone pills, synthetic marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a large amount of cash currency.


The owner of the residence, Richard L. McElroy, age 51, was subsequently arrested and transported to the Crawford County Jail. Charges of Possessing a Scheduled II Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, Possession with Intent to Manufacture Synthetic Cannabinoids >1,000 grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Prescription Drugs without a Prescription, and Maintaining a Drug Home has been referred to the Crawford County District Attorney’s Office.


This is still an ongoing investigation and further charges and arrests may occur.

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