Barron Co. Sheriff issues passionate plea to end meth epidemic in western WI

Barron County (WQOW) – Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald has issued an impassioned call following a recent meth arrest.

Luke Libner of Rice Lake was found with four ounces of methamphetamine in Polk County. That has a street value of about $5,000.

Then, the Barron County Sheriff’s Department helped the Burnett County Sheriff’s Department search his home, which netted two more arrests. Another search in Washburn County led to another arrest.

Fitzgerald used this case to highlight how the meth problem remains the number one problem in western Wisconsin. He said together with tips, active law enforcement investigations and the willingness of everyone to help and support people that want recovery, we can, and will, tackle this issue.

Kristen Shill

Kristen Shill

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