In early December, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation into the illegal sale/distribution of crystal methamphetamine in the township of Prairie du Chien.
Following the investigation, it was determined that Austin Bennett, 27, of Waukon, Iowa, was distributing large amounts of methamphetamine to persons in and around Crawford County.
Crawford County Sheriff’s Office personnel were able to make a controlled buy of methamphetamine worth $1,500 from Bennett on Dec. 14. As Bennett was leaving the area on Ambro Road where the controlled buy was set to take place, he was stopped and arrested along with his passenger Jessica L. Burmester, 34, of Kendall.
Bennett is being held in the Crawford County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond, and Burmester is also in the Crawford County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond.
Both parties face possible charges of possession of methamphetamine and delivery of methamphetamine.