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Nagel arrested for OWI and Barnett arrested on drug charges

On April 8th, 2016 at approximately 1815 hours, the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a citizen reporting a vehicle doing a poor job of driving on Hwy 75 near Merrill. The Merrill Police officer located this vehicle just north of Merrill and performed a traffic stop on it. The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene. The deputy administered field sobriety tests and found the driver to be intoxicated. The driver, Roberta Nagel, age 59 of Harris, Iowa, was placed under arrest for OWI 1st offense. Nagel was transported to the Plymouth County Jail and held to see a judge.

Upon further investigation the passenger, Garland Barnett, age 64 of Onawa, Iowa, was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Barnett was placed under arrest by the Merrill officer and transported to the Plymouth County Jail where he was also held to see a judge.

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