On 10/16/2022 at 8:09 PM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 5000 block of 370th street. Following an investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ricky Cole (58) of Graettinger, on charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine, both Serious Misdemeanors, Driving While Suspended, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No Proof of Insurance, and Failure to Illuminate the Rear License Plate, all Simple Misdemeanors. Following his arrest, Cole was placed in jail to await his intial appearance before a judge.

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