25 charged in federal and state drug, firearms investigation after raids


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DES MOINES, Iowa (KYOU) Twenty-five defendants are facing federal criminal charges as part of a joint federal and state investigation of methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana drug trafficking organization.

Most of these defendants were arrested on November 18, 2020, during the execution of 45 federal search warrants in and around Des Moines. Those warrants resulted in the seizure of 37 firearms, three pounds of cocaine, one ounce of methamphetamine, 18 pounds of marijuana, 1.5 ounces of heroin, and approximately $50,000 in cash.

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