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6 facing drug charges following 2 raids

On Dec. 8, six Iowa residents were taken into custody for possession of various drugs after two raids were conducted. The first drug raid occurred in the 200 block of Fourth Avenue NW in Waukon while the second search warrant was executed at a residence located in the 1600 block of Arrowhead Lane in New Albin.

Actress Rose McGowan denies she had cocaine on flight

Fans in Iowa of actress Rose McGowan might agree with her not guilty plea after learning about the mysterious circumstances that led to charges of cocaine possession. An arrest warrant sought by an airport authority emerged after she allegedly left personal belongings on a United Airlines flight that included two baggies with traces of cocaine.

Two people face felony charges following drug investigation

Authorities in Iowa say that six people have been taken into police custody in connection with a drug bust in Newton on Nov. 7. According to news sources, this number includes two alleged heroin dealers, who are now facing possession with the intent to deliver and additional serious charges. The four remaining detainees are facing paraphernalia, possession of drugs or other misdemeanor charges.

Police charge 3 with multiple crimes

On Oct. 24, police in North Liberty, Iowa tried to conduct a traffic stop at about 10:30 p.m. on Rustic Ridge Road NE. However, when police tried to make contact with the 23-year-old driver, he took off running. When police searched the vehicle, they found two baggies of cocaine, which was the basis for a search warrant executed at a home on Hodge Street.

College football players in trouble for marijuana

College football fans in Iowa will not be seeing John Kelly, the leading rusher for the Tennessee Volunteers, for a while. The team suspended the running back along with teammate and linebacker Will Ignont following a traffic stop that resulted in criminal charges for marijuana possession. Police officers stopped Kelly's car because one headlight was not working. Ignont was a passenger.

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.

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