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Ethanol plant inspection finds 65 pounds of pot on railroad car in Iowa

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Ethanol plant inspection finds 65 pounds of pot on railroad car in Iowa
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

LAKOTA, Iowa - Authorities say 65 pounds of marijuana with a street value of nearly $160,000 have been found on a railroad car at an ethanol plant near Lakota in northern Iowa.

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The Kossuth County sheriff's office says 13 bundles of pot were discovered on Tuesday as the grain cars at the Global Ethanol Plant were being inspected.

Sheriff Steve Kollasch says a suspicious black plastic bundle was hidden in the hollow metal frame of the grain car. A deputy then pulled out more bundles, each weighing about 5 pounds.

Authorities say the grain cars came to Iowa from Mexico. The investigation continues.

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