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La Crosse Man Charged with Distributing Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Wisconsin

MADISON, WIS. – A La Crosse, Wisconsin man is charged with drug crimes involving methamphetamine in an indictment returned on October 13, 2021 by a federal grand jury sitting in Madison.  The charges are announced by Timothy M. O’Shea, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin.

The indictment charges Corey J. Stern, 35, with 3 counts of distributing methamphetamine and 1 count of possessing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.  The indictment alleges that he distributed methamphetamine twice in August 2020, once in January 2021, and that he possessed 50 grams or more of methamphetamine on June 3, 2021.

The indictment was unsealed following Stern’s transfer to federal custody today.  Stern made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Madison today.  He remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing, which has not been scheduled. 

If convicted, Stern faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each distribution charge, and a mandatory minimum penalty of 5 years and maximum of 40 years on the charge of possessing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine for distribution.  The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the La Crosse, Town of Campbell, and Mauston Police Departments; the Wisconsin State Patrol; the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Anderson is handling the prosecution.

You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Updated November 1, 2021

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