Two local men arrested regarding meth activity

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On Wednesday, April 24, at about 9:10 p.m., the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a black 2000 Chevy Silverado on Highway 18 near the intersection of Giard Road. Suspicion of drug activity was detected during the stop and the Prairie du Chien Police Department K-9 Unit was called to assist. 

As a result, a search warrant was obtained for the vehicle and a subsequent search located approximately 43.7 grams of methamphetamine. The driver, 46-year-old Michael John Werges, of Marquette, Iowa, and 52-year-old Kenneth Elwood Marketto, of Prairie du Chien, were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with intent to deliver, a class B felony. 

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Prairie du Chien Police Department and Monona Police Department.   

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