Two men were busted Tuesday afternoon in Grinnell and 100 pounds of pot were seized. The Grinnell Police Department reports that a suspect vehicle committed an illegal lane change just north of I-80. Grinnell police detective Jeffrey Hughes says the vehicle had been under surveillance: "This was a joint effort that was initiated by the Iowa state patrol, and included the mid-Iowa narcotics enforcement task force along with the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s office and the Dallas County Sheriff’s office."
The Dallas County Sheriff’s drug dog was brought in, and the trunk of the vehicle was indicated. The marijuana was located, along with additional evidence and some cash. Hughes says it’s the biggest pot bust he knows of in Grinnell. "I’ve been here since 1998, and as far as I know, it’s the largest marijuana seizure ever in the city of Grinnell," Hughes said.
Two Michigan men were arrested, 27-year old Aniema Victor Ubom and 28-year old Earl Watts. Both are charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana and failure to affix drug tax stamp.