19-Pound Pot Bust in Ottumwa
A relatively large drug bust was made this week in southeast Iowa.
Ottuwma Police Chief Tom McAndrew says officers found 19 pounds of marijuana in a home where a search warrant was executed Thursday night.
”Nineteen pounds in pretty significant,” McAndrew said. “We receive information about larger amounts…but 19 pounds is not a bad seizure.”
The investigation revealed the marijuana had recently been transported to Ottumwa from Texas.
Eduardo Castrill, 18, of El Paso, Texas, was arrested and charged with possession with the intent to deliver marijuana and failure to affix a drug tax stamp. He is being held in the Wapello County Jail on a $5,000 Bond.