Investigators from the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office carried out several Valentine's Day search warrants, seizing drugs, cash and guns. The bust led to the arrest of nine suspects.

On Wednesday, officers swept through four homes - two on Park Road in the Town of Hayward, one on a road named Bacon Strip in the same town and another on Poppletown Road in the Town of Bass Lake.

The searches marked the culmination of a three-month investigation by the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Seized in the raid were 71 grams of heroin, 8 grams of methamphetamine, 2 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, two handguns and $1,400 in cash. The heroin alone had an estimated street value of $35,000.

Nine people were arrested on preliminary charges in connection with the bust:

• A 27 year-old Siren area man, for alleged felony possession of heroin with intent to deliver, felony possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia;

• A 35 year-old Hayward man, for allegedly maintaining a drug dwelling, felony possession of heroin, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, jumping bail and violating the terms of his probation;

• A 23 year-old Stone Lake area man, for five alleged counts of felony heroin delivery, felony possession of heroin with intent to deliver and misdemeanor marijuana possession;

• A 22 year-old Hayward woman, for two alleged counts of felony heroin delivery, felony heroin possession with intent to deliver and misdemeanor marijuana possession;

• A 47 year-old Bass Lake woman, for allegedly maintaining a drug dwelling and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia;

• A 49 year-old Bass Lake man, for allegedly maintaining a drug dwelling, resisting/obstructing an officer and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia;

• A 24 year-old Hayward man, for three alleged felony counts of delivering heroin, felony heroin possession with intent to deliver and jumping bail;

• A 21 year-old Hayward woman, for alleged felony heroin delivery, felony heroin possession with intent to deliver, jumping bail and violating the terms of her probation;

• A 28 year-old Minneapolis man for misdemeanor marijuana possession and on arrest warrants from Sawyer County and Hennepin County.