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Several charged in North Iowa meth ring

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities say they have charged 14 people as part of a federal investigation into the production of methamphetamine in northern Iowa.

Officials with the North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force announced on Friday that nine of the people have been arrested and charged with conspiracy to manufacture 5 grams or more of pure methamphetamine and conspiracy to manufacture a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.

The arrests occurred on Thursday. Six of those who were arrested are from Charles City. Three others are from Mason City.

Officials say that four others who were charged are being sought.

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