It’s the biggest drug bust in the southwest Iowa town of Creston in years. The driver of a pickup was pulled over for erratic driving late Sunday night, and inside the truck, Creston Police Chief Jamie Christensen says officers found a pile of pot.
Christensen says: "Inventory of the vehicle identified 23 individually packaged bricks of marijuana. Total weight of the bricks was 465 pounds. The estimated street value is over $500,000."
The chief credits the bust to sharp officers from his department and the Iowa State Patrol for doing the investigative work on the case. The driver, a man from Illinois, is jailed. Robert Apodaca is being held in the Creston Union County Jail on a $130,325 dollar bond.