The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office has just now advised us that they arrested four individuals on alleged drug charges following a traffic stop in Hartley on Saturday, May 24, 2014.
A deputy stopped 18-year-old Marshall Ohrt of Primghar for a traffic violation that evening. The deputy detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and further investigation into the matter led officers to find marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside of the vehicle.
Ohrt was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Operating While Impaired.
Three passengers in the vehicle were also arrested after they were found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Officers arrested 20-year-old Brady Rosenboom, 19-year-old Devin Young, and 18-year-old Kaley Tewes, all of Hartley.
All four were transported to the O’Brien County Jail and booked on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a serious misdemeanor; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. Ohrt was charged with an additional charge of Operating While Impaired, a serious misdemeanor.
All four will make an appearance in O’Brien County District Court at a later date.
The Hartley Police Department and the Iowa State Patrol assisted the Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.
Authorities want to remind the public that all subjects are innocent until proven guilty.