Drug Paraphernalia Charges

On February 1, 2021 at 10:20 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was conducting an investigation into a separate matter when deputies located drug paraphernalia inside of a residence located at 1404 Main Street in Ruthven, IA. As a result of the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office, cited and released Breanna Smith, (28) of Ruthven, for Possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. Smith was given a court date of February 24, 2021 to appear on the charge.

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