Shoua Lee and Ya Lee, both 25 from Chippewa Falls, have been arrested following a several month investigation into methamphetamine trafficking in the Chippewa Valley.
Search warrants were served in the early morning hours of Tuesday to six addresses, including at 4252 10th Ave., Chippewa Falls. Other addresses searched included: 2731 S. Slope Terrace, Eau Claire; 1307 Kernan Court, Eau Claire; 1227 Meridian Heights Drive No. 7, Eau Claire, 1103 Meridian Heights Drive, No. 1, Eau claire, and 2628 Trindal St., Eau Claire.
Four tactical team entries were needed out of the six searches in the investigation by the West Central Drug Task Force.
The Eau Claire Police Department said the searches and subsequent arrests yielded 1/4th of a pound of methamphetamine, two handguns and a quarter ounce of psilocybin mushrooms. The serial number of one of the handguns was ground off.
Besides Shoua Lee and Ya Lee, those arrested included: Som B. Moua, 35, of Eau Claire; Vinai Xiong, 33, Eau Claire; Pha Vang, 24, Eau Claire; Alicia S. Anderson, 24, Eau Claire; Travis L. Kummer, 29, Eau Claire; and Jason J. Draves, 32, Minneapolis. Still being sought for charges as a part of the investigation are: Xou L. Her, 39, Eau Claire, Vang Yang, 41, Eau Claire: and Chong N. Moua, 37, Eau Claire.
Eau Claire Police said Kummer and Draves were responsible for as much as 13 pounds of methamphetamine trafficked and sold in the Chippewa Valley during the past 18 months.
Chippewa Falls Police and the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department participated in the searches and arrests. Other law enforcement agencies involved included Eau Claire Police, the Dunn County Sheriff, Eau Claire County Sheriff and Menomonie Police.