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Wanted felon may be in Wausau area


Lincoln County authorities said two warrants are out for Christopher Meindel's arrest.

They said he operated several meth labs in the Town of Corning and it appears he's connected to several dozen labs found in Lincoln County last month.

"The drug community is large, methamphetamine is a huge problem in central Wisconsin, in the Northwoods, these people have connections all over the state, probably, the country," said Lincoln County Sheriff's Lt. Tim Fischer.

But Meindel has been on the run for more than a month.

In May, he was asked to take a drug test at probation office. But he didn't.

Instead, a Lincoln County Lieutenant said Meindel ran away.

Officials hope photos can help someone identify him.

"They have a reason to flee and obviously they don't want to be caught and they know that they're being sought after," said Marathon County Sheriff's Lt. Bill Millhausen.

Marathon County officers are also keeping their eyes open.

"We're waiting for the community's help to help us locate this individual and we've got a heightened awareness from our deputy standpoint," said Lt. Millhausen.

According to Lincoln County Sheriff's officers, Meindel has ties to a white supremacy group. He's also believed to have other connections in central Wisconsin.

Authorities believe Meindel is in Wausau, but won't say why.

For now, they're just asking for help in finding him.

"Get the best description you can, what he was driving, what he was wearing, direction of travel, where he was last seen, things like that," said Lt. Fischer.

Officials said Meindel is 5'10'', about 170 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. They also say he has multiple tattoos.

If you see Christopher Meindel, officials ask you to call 911 immediately.


The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has new information that a wanted suspect is in the Wausau area, and authorities believe he is armed and extremely dangerous.

Officials urge you to call 911 immediately if you spot Christopher Meindel.

The sheriff's office says Meindel has two active felony warrants from Lincoln County for operating multiple methamphetamine labs and is also wanted by the Department of Corrections Probation and Parole. 

Sheriff's officials say Meindel is known to have ties to a white supremacy group and Sovereign Citizen Groups, and is armed with a handgun.  

Authorities tells us that Meindel made comments that he will not be taken without a fight.  

Authorities have been searching for Meindel since last month when he reported to his probation agent for a regular meeting.

Investigators say when he was requested to take a urine test to check for the presence of drugs Meindel refused and fled the office.

If you have any information related to Meindel's location or active drug activity, immediately contact Sergeant Investigator Chad Collinsworth at (715) 536-6272

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