On 03/11/2020 at 8:28 P.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 3500 block of 370th Ave., Ruthven, Iowa. Austin Mammen (21) of Ruthven, was identified as a passenger in the vehicle. Austin was placed under arrest pursuant to a Palo Alto County Warrant for possession of a controlled substance – 1st offense marijuana. He was also charged with interference with official acts -knowingly providing false identification information. He was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail where he was served with the warrant. He was jailed to await his initial appearance before a Judge.
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