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Busy weekend for Decorah Police

Posted: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 9:22 AM

It was an exceptionally busy weekend for Decorah Police.

Police made seven arrests for possession of a controlled substance and another for possession of a controlled substance and possession of alcohol under the drinking age; one arrest for operating a motor vehicle while impaired and possession of a controlled substance; another arrest for drunk driving; four arrests for public intoxication and one arrest for public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In the largest arrest, four people were taken into custody on drug charges at 606 Ridge Road.  22-year-old Jaren Skov, 21-year-old Andrew Mackinnon, 22-year-old Nelson Schreen and 21-year-old Matthew Dickinson, all of Decorah, were all arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance.  Police say they seized "a variety of suspected controlled substances."

With the 15 arrests made over the weekend, Decorah Police say, "Alcohol and drug-related issues continue to be a concern."  Police also noted they "will continue to pursue enforcement strategies that target this type of behavior."