On November 23, 2019, at 1:27 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office located two vehicles parked at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church located at 4053 320th Street. Two male subjects were located sitting inside one of the cars. A Palo Alto County Deputy made contact with the male subjects and detected an odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle.
The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office charged a 16-year-old juvenile from Graettinger, IA. for possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. A 17-year-old juvenile from Graettinger, IA. was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor, and possession of tobacco/vapor product 1st offense, a simple misdemeanor. The juveniles were issued juvenile referrals and released to a parent.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.