Possession of Controlled Substance

On 10/23/22 at 1:56 AM, a Deputy with the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office made contact with a juvenile male, acting suspicious in the 1700 block of Washington Street, in Ruthven. While attempting to speak with the juvenile male, the juvenile fled on foot. The deputy subsequently caught the juvenile male in the 1800 block of Washington Street. Following an investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested the 14 year old juvenile male on charges of Possession of Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Interference With Official Acts, both Simple Misdemeanors. Following his arrest, the juvenile was released to the custody of his parent/guardian.

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