Drug Arrest

On 4/9/22 at 11:22p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop at 4157 300th St. Graettinger, IA on a 1999 GMC Sierra, owned by Brenda Hanson but operated by William Allen Murray (67) of Graettinger, IA. After an investigation into the traffic stop the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Murray on the following charges: Possession of a controlled substance 3rd or subsequent offense(methamphetamine), Possession of a controlled substance 3rd or subsequent offense(marijuan) both class D felonies. Driving while license suspended, fail to yield to emergency vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to provide proof of financial liability-all simple misdemeanors. Murray was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail, where he was booked in and will await an initial appearance before a magistrate.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by Wickman’s Towing.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.