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Press Release

Federal Search Warrants Executed

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa -- On Tuesday, October 26, 2021, twelve federal search warrants were executed at various locations in the Des Moines metropolitan area.

The searches at these locations were an official law enforcement action involving officers, agents, and investigators from the Des Moines Police Department; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force; Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force East; Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement; Iowa Division of Intelligence and Fusion Center; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; Iowa State Patrol; Iowa State Patrol SWAT; West Des Moines Police Department; METRO Star; and SERT.

There is no known danger to the public and there will be no further comment on these actions at this time.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated October 29, 2021