On 12/23/2019 at 10:36 P.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a 2014 GMC Terrain in the 3400 block of 360th Street for speeding. Following an investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Aaron Riessen (26) of Spencer on charges of 3rd Offense Possession of a Controlled Substance, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor, and Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp, a Class D Felony. Following his arrest, Riessen was placed in the Palo Alto County Jail to await his appearance before a judge. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.
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