Search Warrant and Drug Arrest

On 3/28/2018 at 2:23 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 1002 Lawler Street in Emmetsburg, IA., in connection with illegal drug activity. As a result of the search warrant, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Richard Gabbard on the following charges: Gathering where Controlled Substance used, Serious Misdemeanor; Possession with the intent to Deliver Marijuana, Class D Felony; Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana), Serious Misdemeanor; Failure to Affix Drug Tax Stamp, Class D Felony and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. Gabbard was arrested and transported to the Palo Alto County Jail.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Emmetsburg Police Department.

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