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First guilty plea in Forest City drug bust

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Two other defendants to stand trial in August.

Posted: Jul 3, 2018 7:50 PM

FOREST CITY, Iowa – One of three defendants in a Winnebago County drug bust is now pleading guilty.

Chelsea Harp, 32 of Forest City, has entered a guilty plea to possession of methamphetamine, a serious misdemeanor. No sentencing date has been set but Harp faces up to one year in the county jail.


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Zachary Monsen

Harp was arrested on March 20 along with Brian Matthias of Mason City and Zachary Monsen of Forest City after police searched Monsen’s home. Officers said they found marijuana, methamphetamine, two drug pipes and hypodermic needles.

Matthias has pleaded not guilty to drug possession and promoting a gathering were drugs are used. Monsen has pleaded not guilty to child endangerment and promoting a gathering where drugs are used. Their trials are set to being on August 15.

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