On 4/3/2022 at 12:27 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 2700 block of 450th Avenue. As a result of the traffic stop, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office cited Cody Donald Hoffman, age 18 of Graettinger, on the charges of Possession of alcohol by persons age 18/19/20-1st Offense. In addition, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office cited and released two (2) additional juveniles with Possession of alcohol under legal age. Both juveniles were referred to juvenile court services and released to the custody of a parent/guardian.
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