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UPDATE: Suspects in La Crosse heroin bust appear in court

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La Crosse Police photo of heroin, handguns, and cash found during search of south side apartment Monday. La Crosse Police photo of heroin, handguns, and cash found during search of south side apartment Monday.
Albert Williams III Albert Williams III
Michael Jones Michael Jones
Whitney Dunagan Whitney Dunagan
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Three of the five people arrested in connection with a heroin bust in downtown La Crosse Monday appeared in court Thursday.

According to the criminal complaint, Albert Williams III faces charges of manufacturing and delivering heroin, intending to deliver heroin and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Bail was set Tuesday at $10,000 cash.

READ: Albert Williams III criminal complaint

Michael Jones faces charges of burglary and criminal damage to property from an unrelated case, according to the criminal complaint. Police found Jones and the allegedly stolen items in the apartment police raided Monday. Jones also had a warrant for his arrest out of Texas for aggravated robbery with a firearm. Bail remains at $10,000 cash.

Whitney Dunagan faces charges of possession of heroin with the intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a drug trafficking place, according to the criminal complaint.

Williams, Jones and Dunagan will return to court on Friday, February 26.

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La Crosse Police have arrested five people Monday in connection with a heroin investigation.

According to a statement from the department, their investigation led them to an apartment at 113 4th Street South, #1 Monday night at 7:25 p.m. when the department's Emergency Response team entered the apartment.

Investigators searching the apartment found 2.5 grams of heroin, four handguns, and more than $2,300 in cash.

The statement said the five people arrested on various charges are:

Albert B. Williams III (02-08-1982) M/B  308 Troy Street Onalaska, WI.
Charges: Delivery of heroin, possession of heroin with the intent to deliver, felon in possession of a firearm, maintain a drug trafficking residence, and possession of THC.

Michael L. Jones (04-18-1995) M/B  1025 Johnson Street La Crosse, WI.
Charges: Warrant out of Texas for Aggravated Robbery with a firearm, Felon in possession of a firearm, La Crosse County Warrant, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Criminal Damage to property, Burglary and Disorderly conduct.

Whitney M. Dunagan (08-08-1994) F/B 113 4th Street So. #1  La Crosse, WI.
Charges: Possession of heroin with the intent to deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Nicholas L. Marney (06-23-1986) M/B 21 Oak Street La Crescent, MN.
Charges: Oneida County Warrant.

Miguel A. Lopez(01-06-1987) M/B 1200 10th N. #5 Onalaska, WI.
Charges: Probation Hold.

The statement said that the investigation developed in cooperation with downtown business owners about possible drug activity. The information developed from that led police to the apartment and the arrests. 

The statement said that police won't be releasing any additional information at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

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