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Emmetsburg couple busted with drugs


This news story was published on October 18, 2019.
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PALO ALTO COUNTY – An Emmetsburg couple was busted with drugs recently, and taken to jail.

Two Emmetsburg residents were arrested as the result of a traffic stop recently in rural Emmet County. According to Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens, a traffic stop was initiated on a vehicle 2200 block of 440th Avenue near Ingham Lake to investigate a traffic violation September 27, 2019 at 2:25 PM.

During the investigation at the scene, controlled substances and drug paraphernalia were discovered. As a result of the investigation at the scene, the driver 41-year-old Ashley Moritz of Emmetsburg was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (marijuana), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving on a Revoked License. A passenger in the car 53-year-old Timothy Moritz  also of Emmetsburg was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd offense (methamphetamine) and Possession Drug Paraphernalia.

Both were transported and booked into the Emmet County Jail without incident.

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