Traffic stop leads to drug arrests
A 21-year-old Spencer man is in jail following a traffic stop and subsequent drug arrest Friday evening.
Jesse Partlow was stopped by a Clay County deputy for a traffic violation at 11:16 p.m., in the 2500 mile of 420th Street. Upon investigation, he allegedly admitted to possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
The Clay County Sheriff's Office reported the search uncovered 45.9 grams of marijuana packaged in several baggies, in addition to packaging material, a digital scale, drug paraphernalia and a pill believed to be ecstasy.
A 17-year-old Spencer female, a 15-year-old Spencer female and a 15-year-old Sioux Rapids male were reportedly found to have been using marijuana prior to the stop. The three were arrested and, upon search of the vehicle, an additional small quantity of marijuana was located.
Partlow was charged with distribution of marijuana to a person under age 18, a class B felony; possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a class D felony; tax stamp violation, a class D felony; possession of ecstasy, a serious misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.
The 17-year-old was cited into juvenile court for a serious misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana and simple misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and underage tobacco possession. She was released to the custody of her parents.
The two 15-year-old juveniles were also cited into juvenile court for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were also released to the custody of their parents.