A renewable fuels facility in northern Iowa was the unexpected location for a drug bust. Thirteen bundles of marijuana with a street value of $156,000 were found at rural Lakota underneath a grain car at the Global Ethanol Plant.
Kossuth County Sheriff Steve Kollasch says the find took place Tuesday as grain cars were being inspected by Dennis Dohrmann, who found a suspicious black plastic bundle hidden in the hollow metal frame of the grain car. He says a deputy during an investigation pulled out the bundles each weighing five pounds and totaling 65 pounds of marijuana.
The point of origin for the grain cars was Mexicali, Mexico, with a destination of Lakota.