On August 30, 2019 at 10:50 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the 4300 Block of 280th Street. Following an investigation into the traffic stop, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Richard Lowe (52) of Emmetsburg on charges of O.W.I. 1st offense (drug related), a Serious Misdemeanor, Possession of Controlled Substance, 2nd Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor. Following his arrest, Lowe was placed in jail to await his initial appearance before a judge. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office.
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