Funky smelling Humboldt dude searched in Iowa; Troopers find small baggy of weed and $95,000 in cold, hard cash

Two Humboldt County residents learned the meaning of Iowa’s slogan “Life Changing” when they were pulled over last week and found to be in possession of marijuana and tons of cash.

PotbustoftheweekThe traffic stop in the Hawkeye State triggered a grow house raid in McKinleyville and Glendale later the next day.

On Monday, April 15, Iowa State Police stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on westbound Interstate 80, near Malcolm, Iowa.

When the trooper contacted the two occupants he spoke with them and explained the reason for the stop. While speaking with them he smelled the odor of Humboldt’s No. 1 cash crop emitting from one of car’s occupants. A second officer with a K-9 arrived on scene.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, a search of the vehicle was conducted and approximately $95,000 in cash was located in the vehicle, along with a small amount of marijuana.

P1000198After interviewing both suspects Iowa State Police seized the cash and issued one of the males a citation for possession of a small amount of dried marijuana, then released both of them.

The Iowa State Troopers learned the two males had residences they were associated with in Humboldt County. The Humboldt County Drug Task Force was notified and a Humboldt County Superior Court Search Warrant was obtained for the two residences, both in McKinleyville.

On Tuesday, April 16 at approximately 10:30 a.m. Humboldt County Drug Task Force Agents and United States Drug Enforcement Agents served a search warrant at the first residence located in the 200 block of Riverview Lane in Glendale. Agents located approximately 3 1/2 pounds of hash, approximately 224 grams of hash oil, one pound of processed marijuana, and 450 growing marijuana plaints ranging from 2 inches to 8-feet in height. There were also scales and paperwork indicating sales of marijuana.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. the agents served the search warrant on the second residence located in the 1600 block of Johnston Road, located off Central Avenue across from the airport in McKinleyville.

Agents located approximately 53 pounds of processed marijuana, one ounce of hashish, suspected LSD and 96 growing marijuana plants approximately 4’ high

No arrests have been made at this time. Since the suspects were not arrested their names are not being released.