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Jury convicts La Crosse man of local drug charges


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BESSEMER — After two days of testimony, it took a jury less than an hour to convict a La Crosse, Wisconsin, man of all three drug charges he faced in Gogebic County Circuit Court Friday.

Derrick Lee Menara, 43, was found guilty of possessing methamphetamine with intent to deliver, conspiracy to possess meth with the intent to deliver, and maintaining a drug house after roughly 45 minutes of jury deliberations.

Menara had been accused of traveling to the area to sell drugs in August 2020. While here, he had evaded law enforcement responding to a re...

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