The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office has made several arrests in several investigations of marijuana growing operations. Sheriff John Spears reports the arrest of Brandon L. Thom,  age 31 of Viroqua and Michael G. Kuntson, age 54, of Westby. An arrest warrant has been issued for Raymond J. Dobson, age 46, formerly of Viroqua. The arrests came following a 3 month investigation with the assistance of West Central Drug Task Force.  

Thom was arrested October 7, 2013 for charges of Manufacturing Marijuana. Knutson was arrested on October 24, 2013 for charges of Manufacturing Marijuana and Possession with Intent to Deliver. Dobson is charged with Party to a Crime of Manufacturing Marijuana. 

Sheriff Spears asks that people stay alert and be aware of suspicious activities in their neighborhoods, rural or otherwise.  These cases were initiated and successful because of information from Vernon County citizens.  

If you have any information regarding these individuals or this crime, please contact the Vernon County Sheriff or Vernon County Crimestoppers.