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Five arrested in connection to methamphetamine operation on the Iron Range

They were arrested on pending charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Five Hibbing residents have been arrested in connection to a methamphetamine operation in the Iron Range.

The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that the arrests were made July 31, with all five facing pending charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Three of the suspects were arrested following a traffic stop in Itasca County, which yielded a "large quality" of methamphetamine, according to the department.

The other two were arrested at a property in Hibbing after officials executed a search warrant.

A firearm and money were also seized during the search.

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The arrests were part of a month-long investigation into methamphetamine distribution in the Iron Range.

The operation was led by the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, with assistance from other departments in the area. 

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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