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.