Smoke it, Eat it or Fry with it, It’s Still Pot

Local authorities have revealed the results of a major marijuana bust they made earlier this week north of Burlington.

58-year old Ray Smith of 126-73 Flint Bottom Road has been charged initially with Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Deliver and a drug tax-stamp violation.  A search of Smith’s home by the Southeast Iowa Narcotics Task Force, Des Moines County deputies and investigators and Burlington Police detectives uncovered more than five pounds of harvested marijuana, over 550 marijuana cookies, three pounds of pot-laced lard, and a large amount of cash.


Smith turned himself in yesterday and was booked on warrants.  A judge set his bond at $15,000, pending a first court appearance.