“Shake-and-Bake” Meth Arrest

On Tuesday, July 22nd at 4:04PM, new Northside Neighborhood Resource Officers Tyler Pond and Casey Kamps were working the north side of La Crosse when they stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation at the corner of Gillette and Avon Streets.  Upon further investigation and assistance from the La Crosse Police K-9 Unit, the passenger admitted to having drugs in the vehicle.

The passenger, Grant E. Porath (04/28/1962), admitted to having a “Shake-and-Bake” Methamphetamine bottle in a small cooler in the back seat of the vehicle.  Upon a search of the vehicle, the bottle and various drug paraphernalia, including trace amounts of Methamphetamine in plastic baggies, were located in the vehicle.  The recovered Gatorade bottle was half-full of a pinkish colored liquid with objects floating in it.

The “Shake-and-Bake” set-up is an extremely dangerous method for manufacturing Methamphetamine, where the components are combustible and can cause explosions.  Due to this, the La Crosse Fire Department HAZMAT team was called for assistance, and they were able to make the bottle safe for evidence collection.

Grant E. Porath was arrested and charged with Manufacturing of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Methamphetamine Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.



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