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West Bend Man Charged After Year-Long Investigation

By Staff | Sep 14, 2010

WEST BEND – A year-long investigation, culminated by a purchase of drugs by an undercover investigator has led to the arrest of a West Bend resident on drug charges by the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office. Palo Alto County Sheriff Dennis Goeders says 54-year-old Jerry Lynn Zinn was arrested Saturday, Sept. 11 by deputies to conclude a yearlong investigation in West Bend.

The investigation into the sale of illegal controlled substances began a year ago by the sheriff’s office, and in order to finalize the investigation, an undercover officer was able to purchase a quantity of marijuana from Zinn at his residence in West Bend earlier last week, using Drug Task Force funds to make the purchase.

“Once the investigation was complete, a warrant was issued for Zinn’s arrest on Thursday, Sept. 9,” Sheriff Goeders noted. “On Saturday, Sept. 11, Jerry Lynn Zinn was arrested by Deputies Eric Ring and Ted Foxhoven of the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office.”

Following his arrest, Jerry Lynn Zinn was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail where he was booked and made an initial court appearance. Zinn has been charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a Class D Felony and Money Laundering, a Class C Felony. Jerry Lynn Zinn is currently being held in the Palo Alto County Jail in lieu of a $20,000 bond.

Officers of the Emmetsburg Police Department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation assisted the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office in its investigation.