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More charges expected in massive drug bust

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FOREST COUNTY (WAOW) -

Thirty people now face serious drug charges in the Northwoods. Forest County authorities say the investigation involves marijuana and prescription drugs.

Dozens have been charged after a seven month investigation, but authorities say the investigation is not over yet.

According to court documents, the defendants face a number of charges ranging from distribution of marijuana to possessing narcotics, including prescription pills.

On Monday, 16 people who were arrested faced a judge and bond was set. The district attorney says the others saw a judge last week.

According to court documents, Tonya Malone, 35, of Crandon faces the most charges. Malone is charged with 31 felony drug charges including delivering marijuana and maintaining a drug trafficking place. Malone appeared in court on Monday. A $12,000 cash bond was set.

Patrick Malone, 37, of Crandon faces 19 felony drug charges including delivering marijuana and maintaining a drug trafficking place. He also appeared in court on Monday. Court records show a $12,000 cash bond was set.

According to records, Tonya Malone and Patrick Malone have the same address.

Authorities say they expect more charges to be filed within the week.

The Forest County Sheriff and the district attorney did not want to talk on camera.

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