Drug Arrest

On 06/23/2020 at 7:55 P.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 3900 block of 460th Ave., Emmetsburg, Iowa. Upon completion of an investigation and search of the vehicle the driver of the vehicle, Kurtis Duchaine (20) and a passenger, Cody Cates (20), both of Dassel, Minnesota, were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance-marijuana 1st offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were both cited and released at the scene on their promise to appear in court at a later date.

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