On 03/24/2021 the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 3100 block of 1st St., Emmetsburg, Iowa. As a result of the stop and subsequent investigation Benjamin Weig (32) of Emmetsburg, was placed under arrest and charged with speeding, failure to provide proof of insurance, and driving while suspended. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia – simple misdemeanor, and possession of a controlled substance 3rd or subsequent offense – D felony. Benjamin was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail without incident.
The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted 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.