On February 5, 2023, a traffic stop was initiated in Plymouth County on Highway 75. The driver of the vehicle failed to immediately pull over and an item was tossed out the window of the vehicle and later recovered and found to contain drugs and drug paraphernalia.
The driver of the vehicle, Tracy Lee Castle, age 35 of Le Mars, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine 3rd or subsequent offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, fail to yield to an emergency vehicle, driving barred/revoked/suspended, and speeding.
The passenger of the vehicle, Ethan William Scofield, age 34 of Le Mars, was found to have a valid warrant out of Woodbury County for probation violation. He was also charged with possession of methamphetamine 3rd or subsequent offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, and littering upon a highway.