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8 search warrants on Iowa residences yield 16 drug arrests

Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, raided homes in Onawa and Whiting on Oct. 11. Armed with eight separate search warrants, agents searched the homes of suspected drug dealers and users and confiscated drug paraphernalia, weapons, marijuana and methamphetamine.

Drug arrests rise as society wants drug war ended

Judging from national statistics, much Iowa law enforcement work focuses on drug-related activities, especially simple drug possession. The Uniform Crime Report from the FBI identified a 5.63 percent increase in drug arrests in 2016 from 2015. Nationwide in 2016, police took over 1.57 million people into custody on drug charges. These arrests represented more than triple the number of people arrested for all types of violent crimes in the aggregate.

Woman and 10-year-old boy charged with possession

On Sept. 15, it was reported that an Iowa woman was taken into custody after a 10-year-old boy allegedly attempted to sell marijuana to a classmate. The classmate reportedly informed the school's administration about the attempt, causing the authorities to be called to the school at about 12:45 p.m. on Sept. 11.

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