Four people in Northwest Wisconsin were arrested Sept. 22, including a Rice Lake man who allegedly had $5,000 worth of meth in his vehicle, said the Barron County Sheriff’s Department in a press release on Friday, Sept. 28.

According to the BCSD, 37-year-old Luke Libner, of Rice Lake, was arrested in Polk County during a traffic stop. The stop and arrest was related to a case the department was working on, said Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald.

Allegedly found in Libner’s vehicle was 4 ounces of methamphetamine. 

Related to the case, a residence in Brunett County was searched. A quarter-ounce of methamphetamine was allegedly found in the residence, along with items used for distributing the drug. Two people were taken into custody on drug charges at that residence.

Another search was conducted at a Washburn County residence and another male subject was also taken into custody, related to the larger case. That unnamed man was charged with felon in possession of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine. 

“As you can see, the meth problem in Northwest Wisconsin has no borders and meth remains the No. 1 issue in Barron County and across Northwest Wisconsin,” said Fitzgerald. “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.”

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