A large amount of pot was discovered on a train in Oelwein. Oelwein police say workers with Transco Railway called Friday morning after finding the suspicious packages while preparing to perform maintenance on a railcar.
Investigators say the packages will hidden in the wall of the railcar and contained marijuana. Police say there were a total of 45 packages that weighed approximately 61 pounds. The street value of the pot is estimated at $90,000.
Oelwein police don’t believe the pot was headed for their city as the car was diverted for maintenance. They are trying to determine the source and destination of the shipment.
(Reporting by Roger King, KOEL, Oelwein)