Two Chippewa Falls men arrested in big drug bust

2011-09-22T14:38:00Z 2011-09-23T19:38:16Z Two Chippewa Falls men arrested in big drug bustBy THE HERALD Chippewa Herald
September 22, 2011 2:38 pm  • 

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.

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  1. undertaker
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    undertaker - October 09, 2011 3:10 am
    Funny how our hard earned taxes are funding these so call highly trained task force just to bust up a meth operation ring to recover only 1/4 pound of meth only??? That's pathetic!!!
  2. undertaker
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    undertaker - October 09, 2011 3:07 am
    oneplusoneistwo said: "Thank-you West Central Drug, Chippewa Falls PD and Chippewa County SD! Great job taking these drugs and drug dealers off ourstreets.
    Please!!!! the whole Meth bust was bust was a total embarrassment. The drug Task Force claims that they busted a huge meth operation ring up in town, I find that funny....1/4 pound of meth is what they call successuful bust?? I think we are just wasting our time and hard earned taxes funding these so called highly trained taskforce...
  3. Sand-Blaster
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    Sand-Blaster - September 28, 2011 10:26 am
    I agree with some of your points.
    As for 'our dime' being spent to assist with the drug bust (and investigation?)... If ALL the addresses had been in C.F. (or Chippewa County), The 'Drug Force' members from other jurisdictions certainly would have participated, .... Thus spending "Their" Dime.
    It is called Cooperation.
    Many times a year Chip. Co. Sheriff's Dept. radios other jurisdictions to (ask for) check on a "call" IE a disabled vehicle on 53 near Bloomer or C.F.
  4. Keepin it Real
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    Keepin it Real - September 26, 2011 10:44 am
    I finally agree with Stringer......................
  5. oneplusoneistwo
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    oneplusoneistwo - September 23, 2011 12:04 pm
    Thank-you West Central Drug, Chippewa Falls PD and Chippewa County SD! Great job taking these drugs and drug dealers off our streets!!!
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