Man that jumped from hotel window charged with meth possession

Lawrence Lavergne
Lawrence Lavergne(WSAW)
Published: Feb. 22, 2022 at 2:35 PM CST
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - A man that leaped from a second-story window at a Rothschild hotel during a drug investigation was charged Thursday with several counts including possession of amphetamine.

Lawrence Lavergne, 40, is free on a $20,000 signature bond.

On Sunday, the Central Wisconsin Narcotics Task Force followed up on a tip Lavergne was in possession of a large amount of meth and was staying in a room at the Stoney Creek Hotel. Authorities obtained a search warrant and attempted to make contact with Lavergne on Monday.

Authorities said he attempted to escape by jumping from the window in the hotel room. He suffered minor injuries.

Investigators searched Lavergne’s room and found more than $11,000 worth of meth and $7,362 in cash, along with drug paraphernalia.

Lavergne is scheduled to return to court on March 7 for a preliminary hearing.

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