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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...

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

A Gillet 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...

Mexican man pleads guilty to meth conspiracy; distributed one pound per two weeks in Iowa
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Mexican man pleads guilty to meth conspiracy; distributed one pound per two weeks in Iowa

An Mexican man residing in Spencer illegally pleaded guilty in US District Court in Sioux City on Aug. 28 to a charge of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. A news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Iowa stated Jesus Jonathan Vazquez-Espinoza, 33, admitted in a plea agreement that he received about $10,000 worth...

Wanted Sioux City man arrested in Spencer; faces new drug, other charges
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Wanted Sioux City man arrested in Spencer; faces new drug, other charges

Authorities in Spencer apprehended a wanted Sioux City man fleeing law enforcement offers Thursday morning following a manhunt that lasted several hours. Spencer Police Chief Mark Warburton in a press release stated Justin Michael Albright was located and arrested at 9:45 a.m. in the 1200 block of West Seventh Street after a homeowner told a...