On Tuesday November 1, 2016 at 9:42p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office stopped a 2007 Dodge Caliber driven by Shania Lynn Storey(20) of Ruthven, for a speed violation on Gowrie St. in Ruthven, IA. The Deputy suspected the presence of an illegal controlled substance in the vehicle and a search was conducted. The deputy located a controlled substance believed to be marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Storey was placed under arrest and transported to the Palo Alto County Jail where she was booked and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana) a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Simple Misdemeanor.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.