Blue Earth Man Arrested in Iowa Following Early Sunday Traffic Stop

A Blue Earth man was arrested this past weekend in Emmet County as a result of an early morning traffic stop.

Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martins says at around 2:40am Sunday, a sheriff’s deputy observed a vehicle speeding in the 3400 block of Highway 9 and initiated a traffic stop.  While conducting an investigation into the matter, a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and open containers of alcohol were discovered in the vehicle.

As a result, the driver, 28 year old Branden Torgerson of Blue Earth, was placed under arrest and transported to the Emmet County Jail where he was booked for various possession offenses and no driver’s license.  A passenger in the vehicle was cited and released for possession of an open container of alcohol.