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Traffic stop leads to marijuana possession arrest
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Traffic stop leads to marijuana possession arrest

A Sioux Rapids woman was arrested following a traffic stop Friday afternoon when a Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputy saw a marijuana pipe in the vehicle and a search later turned up marijuana and a vape pen with THC oil. The sheriff’s office reported Sally Skelton was stopped for a traffic violation. The deputy saw...

Emmetsburg man gets 4 years probation in drug case
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Emmetsburg man gets 4 years probation in drug case

An Emmetsburg man was sentenced last week in Third District Court in Clay County to four years of probation in a drug case that stretches back to September 2017. Mark Keniston, 29, as part of an earlier agreement, had pleaded guilty to a count of possession with intent to deliver marijuana and a count of...

3 arrested in drug bust
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3 arrested in drug bust

Three people were arrested Wednesday evening for various drug charges after Spencer police and Clay County sheriff’s deputies found marijuana, THC vape cartridges and drug paraphernalia in an apartment. The Spencer Police Department reported a search warrant was executed at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 415 Fourth Avenue West Unit 1. Authorities found over a pound...

Meth, marijuana charges filed after traffic stop in Spencer
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Meth, marijuana charges filed after traffic stop in Spencer

Spencer police arrested three people Saturday afternoon for a range of drug related charges, including methamphetamine and marijuana possession, after a traffic stop. A police news report states the traffic stop happened at about 1 p.m. in the 200 block of 11th Street SE. The vehicle driver, 27-year-old Verity Garcia, Sioux Rapids, was charged with...

Search warrant results in drug bust, arrests
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Search warrant results in drug bust, arrests

A search last Thursday in Spencer led authorities to discover drug-related items and arrest two people. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office in a press release stated deputies executed a search warrant in the 100 block of West Third Street in Spencer. Deputies reportedly found drug paraphernalia and two unprocessed marijuana plants that were being grown...

Deputies discover drug paraphernalia during traffic stop
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Deputies discover drug paraphernalia during traffic stop

A Hartley man was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia Sunday afternoon after Clay County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop and then searched the vehicle. Christopher Cavin, 40, was arrested after a K-9 search resulted in an alert and drug paraphernalia was found in the vehicle. The sheriff’s office reportedly stopped a vehicle at...

Emmetsburg man faces jury trial over 2017 drug investigation in Spencer
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Emmetsburg man faces jury trial over 2017 drug investigation in Spencer

A jury trial date has been set for an Emmetsburg man who faces multiple charges connected to a September 2017 drug search at an apartment in Spencer. Documents filed in district court state 29-year-old Mark Keniston faces charges of manufacturing, delivering or possessing with intent to manufacture or deliver methamphetamine; manufacturing, delivering or possessing with...

Gillett Grove man arrested for domestic assault, meth possession
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Gillett Grove man arrested for domestic assault, meth possession

A Gillett Grove man was arrested late Tuesday night for domestic abuse assault, possession of methamphetamine and criminal mischief after a Clay County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a dispute at the man’s home. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported the deputy was dispatched to a residence in the 3200 block of 440th Street. Once on...

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