Drug Investigation Results In Arrest of Emmetsburg

Thu 1-14-2016 []

(Emmetsburg)-- A search warrant executed last month on an Emmetsburg residence has resulted in numerous drug-related charges being filed against an Emmetsburg man. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office says 27-year-old John Steffens was arrested Tuesday on warrants charging him with manufacturing methamphetamine, a drug tax stamp violation, possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Steffens was unable to post a $26,000 cash or surety bond and was transferred from the Clay County Jail where he was being held on other charges. He was then booked into the Palo Alto county jail.    

Authorities say the December 15th search of the residence turned up items allegedly used in drug manufacturing and consumption.