On Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 1:39 pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was flagged down by a female sitting in the driver’s seat of a 2011 Ford Fusion, which was sitting, facing north in the southbound lane in the 1000 block of Monroe Street, Emmetsburg. Upon making contact with the female and a male front seat passenger, Deputies were notified that the male passenger, Miguel Sanculi (40), was in possession of drug paraphernalia. Following a further investigation into the incident, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Miguel Sanculi, charging him with possession of controlled substance 3rd or subsequent = class D felony and possession of drug paraphernalia = simple misdemeanor. Sanculi was transported, without incident, to the Palo Alto County Jail and booked in to await his initial appearance before a magistrate. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Emmetsburg Police Department.
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