La Crosse man arrested in Eastman after drugs, weapon found during traffic stop

EASTMAN, Wis. – The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Tuesday, November 14, at approximately 7:35 p.m. the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on State Highway 35 and Picatee Creek Road in the Township of Eastman. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Dexter Yarbough, 54, of La Crosse, Wis., and his passenger was identified as Marie Faeth, 38, of Sparta, Wis.

During the traffic stop, Crawford County Sheriff’s Officer K9 Diego was utilized and alerted to the presence of one or more controlled substances in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted, and methamphetamine and a loaded sawed-off 12-gauge-shotgun were discovered. Yarbough’s is a convicted felon and is not to possess a firearm as condition of his conviction.

Yarbough was arrested and transported to the Crawford County Jail on charges of felon in possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine, and misdemeanor and felony bail-jumping. Yarbough was also cited for not having a valid driver’s license, no insurance, and false display of registration plates. Faeth was arrested and transported to the Crawford County Jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor bail-jumping.

The vehicle was towed from the scene by Milo’s Towing Service.

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