Authorities have arrested 16 people in a western Iowa drug bust,  and they say more arrests are expected.

The sixteen arrests took place when Sheriff’s deputies served search warrants at numerous homes throughout Monona County.

Authorities say they also sezied methamphetamines, marijuana, guns and drug paraphernalia in those raids.

The Monona County Sheriff’s Office issued the below release detailing the arrests:

The Monona County Sheriff’s Office and Onawa Police Department have been conducting investigations into the distribution and possession of illegal drugs in the county.

On October 11, 2017 the Monona County Sheriff’s office along with Onawa Police, Mapleton Police, Whiting Police, Iowa DNR, Iowa State Patrol, DEA Task Force, ATF and Department of Corrections served eight search warrants on residences in Onawa and Whiting.

During the execution of the search warrants at various residences methamphetamines, marijuana, guns and drug paraphernalia was found. Along with the search warrant there were 9 arrest warrants issued in connection with the investigation.

Currently the Sheriff’s office and other Law Enforcement agencies are looking for others named in those arrest warrants.

The investigation continues and more arrests are expected in the future.

The following individuals have been charged due to their involvement and are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law:

  • Mark Morgan Sr. age 55 of Onawa- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Controlled substance near a school, Possession of Controlled substance (meth), Failure to affix a drug tax stamp, Possession of Firearms by a felon – Bond $30,000

  • Mark Morgan Jr. age 27 of Onawa- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Gathering where illegal drugs are consumed – Bond $5,000

  • Lindsey Hedberg ag 32 of Blencoe- Possession of Controlled substance (Meth), Possession with the intent to deliver (meth), Possession with in certain real property(city park), Possession of drug Paraphernalia – Bond $11,000

  • Lucas Mathes age 32 of Onawa- Possession of Controlled substance (marijuana), Possession of drug Paraphernalia – Bond $1,000

  • Felisha Usher age 25 of Onawa- Possession of Controlled substance (marijuana), Possession of drug Paraphernalia – Bond $ 2,000

  • Jason Yanak age 35 of Onawa- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Bond $300

  • Monte Bromander age 56 of Whiting- Possession of controlled substance( Meth) – Bond $ 10,000

  • Jeffrey Simpson age 34 of Whiting- Possession with the intent to deliver a Controlled Substance (marijuana) – Bond $ 5,000

  • Tyler Francis age 19 of Whiting- Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Gathering where illegal drugs are consumed – Bond $3.000

  • Tyler Slemp age 18 of Hornick- Possession of Controlled Substance (Meth), Possession of Controlled Substance (marijuana), Possession of drug Paraphernalia, Gathering where illegal drugs are consumed – Bond $3,000

  • Zachary Koster age 21 of Whiting- Possession of drug Paraphernalia, Gathering where illegal drugs are consumed – Bond $1,000

  • Bo Wood age 21 of Whiting- Possession with intent to Deliver (marijuana), Possession of drug paraphernalia – Bond $5,000

  • Amelia Richardson age 32 of Onawa- Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to deliver (meth) – Bond $5,000

  • Austin Struble age 20 of Onawa- Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver (marijuana), Failure to affix a Tax Stamp, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Bond $10,000

  • Ashtyn Dicks age 26 of Whiting- Possession of Controlled Substance with the intent to deliver (marijuana) Bond $5000

  • Jed Carpenter age 23 of Onawa- Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver – Bond $10,000

The above subjects all have been taken into custody and/or have seen a Magistrate and may have been released on conditions set by the court. All parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.