Several people are facing drug-related charges in northwest Iowa following an investigation that was launched two years ago. Storm Lake Police have made 17 arrests in connection with a series of drug investigations involving the manufacturing, sale and use of meth, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, and marijuana.
The enforcement operation dubbed “Operation Raw Deal” began early Thursday morning and ran through the weekend. During the investigation, police searched two houses, seizing drug, cash, and paraphernalia. Police are looking for several more people in connection with the investigations and are working with law enforcement agencies in other states in search of the wanted suspects.
(Reporting by Joel Hermann, KAYL, Storm Lake)