La Crosse police recover blue meth, make arrest

Police recovered 98 grams of meth in total

La Crosse police recovered more than 98 grams of meth and arrested a 57-year-old man on drug charges on Saturday.

Police arrested Steven McCurdy at an apartment on the 1100 block of 4 th St. S. It was not his residence, but he is a local guy with no permanent address, police said.

Two of the larger packages police recovered were blue meth. La Crosse police first noticed blue meth in our area on December 23 and have had several other arrests since then with blue meth recovered.

“We don’t think it is any more potent than regular meth, just a way of trademarking this meth that we are seeing,” La Crosse Police Sergeant Randy Rank said.

Meth is selling between $110-150 a gram on the street, Sgt. Rank said.

McCurdy was given a $5,000 cash bond at a court appearance on Monday. Online jail records show McCurdy was still in jail Monday night. He was arrested on the following charges:

Probation violation, possess w/ intent- Phen/Amph/Meth/BATH SALTS/PLANT FOOD
Resisting or Obstructing an Officer Criminal Damage to Property Escape-Criminal Arrest Posses Drug Paraphernalia