19 pounds of pot land Texas man behind bars

Marijuana seized during arrest.

A seizure of 19 pounds of marijuana lands a Texas man in jail.

Ottumwa police and the Southeast Iowa Inter-Agency Drug Task Force raided a residence in the 600 block of North Green Street in Ottumwa around 6 pm Thursday and found the large amount of marijuana, cash and additional marijuana packaging.

The department says the drugs had been recently transported to Ottumwa from Texas.

18-year-old Eduardo Castrill from El Paso, Texas was arrested as a result of the investigation.

Castrill is charged with possession with the intent to deliver and failure to affix a drug tax stamp; both class "D" felonies.

He is being held in the Wapello County Jail on a $5000 bond.