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Police Find $90,000 Worth of Drugs in Crandon Hotel Room

Forest County Sheriff's Office

Police seized drugs with a street value of $90,000 and arrested a Milwaukee man in a Crandon hotel on Thursday afternoon.

Credit Forest County Sheriff's Office
Lagene McGhee, 48.

Lagene McGhee, 48, was found with about two pounds of crack and powder cocaine, some marijuana products, a digital scale, more than $4,500 in cash, and a loaded gun.

Crandon Police were dispatched to the hotel after someone reported a strong smell of marijuana. Police officers, Forest County sheriff’s deputies, and FBI agents later entered McGhee’s hotel room on a search warrant, where they found the drugs, cash, and gun.

McGhee is in the Forest County Jail and will be prosecuted in federal court.

Ben worked as the Special Topics Correspondent at WXPR from September 2019 until November 2021. He now contributes occasionally to WXPR. During his full-time employment, his main focus was reporting on environment and natural resources issues in northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula as part of The Stream, a weekly series.
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