A Castalia man is jailed in Winneshiek County on illegal drug charges.

The incident began on August 11, when the Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at a home on Greene Street in Castalia. The warrant was issued following a lengthy investigation.

After the search, charges were filed against 23 year old Michael Root, however he was not at the house at the time of the search. A warrant was then issued for his arrest on a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Root was later located at the Fayette County jail, held on other charges. He was transferred from the Fayette County jail, to the Winneshiek County jail.

The sheriff notes that the investigation continues, and more arrests and charges are still pending.

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