Felony Drug Possession and Warrant Arrest

On 02/27/2016 at 5:00 p.m. the Emmetsburg Police Department and Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 2400 block of Main Street in Emmetsburg. Following the traffic stop the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Allen Murray, 60, of Emmetsburg on a valid Palo Alto County warrant for contempt of court on failure to pay child support. Murray was unable to post the $500.00 cash only bond. Following Murray’s arrest a search of his person was conducted. A controlled substance and drug paraphernalia were located. Murray was subsequently charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Offense, a Class “D” Felony and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. Murray was later booked into the Palo Alto County Jail to await his initial appearance before the judge.