On 03/01/2021 at 10:27 P.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 3900 block of 460th Ave. (HWY 4), Emmetsburg, Iowa. As a result of the stop and subsequent investigation the driver of the vehicle, Larame Swenson (41) of Laurens, was placed under arrest and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver – D felony, possession of drug paraphernalia – simple misdemeanor, and harassment 2nd degree – serious misdemeanor. He was also charged with speeding, failure to illuminate the rear license plate, and no proof of insurance. A passenger in the vehicle, Misty Pettit (31) of Laurens, was also placed under arrest and charged with possession of marijuana 1st offense -serious misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia – simple misdemeanor. Both subjects were transported to the Palo Alto County Jail, and booked in to await their initial appearance before a judge.
The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Emmetsburg Police Department.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.