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Friday - February 16, 2018 9:01 am

La Crosse man who beat a murder charge faces prison for drug possession

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Anderson pleads guilty to federal drug charge from Trempealeau County
 
 
Mitrel Anderson of La Crosse avoided prison after a fatal stabbing, when he successfully argued self-defense and a La Crosse jury acquitted him.
 
But now, Anderson is certain to go to prison for drug charges, after pleading guilty in federal court.
 
Anderson will get a minimum five-year prison term when he's sentenced in April.
 
Two years ago, Anderson was riding in a car in Trempealeau County when cops pulled the car over and found 84 grams of meth and a gun, following an arranged drug buy.  
At a 2014 murder trial in La Crosse County, Anderson was found "not guilty" of the stabbing death of DeMario Lee at a La Crosse Kwik Trip.
 
He claimed that Lee had attacked and threatened him in a Kwik Trip restroom.
 
 
 
Brad Williams

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from U-W-La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area.  Brad writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse.  He's been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.  

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