You can tell that times are tough when marijuana growers in California are traveling to other states to sell their drugs. Last week police arrested a father and son carrying five suitcases filled with pot in Mankato – one of the largest drug busts in the area.
The 28 pounds of marijuana with a street value of about $100,000 was grown in California and the father and son were transporting it to buyers here in Minnesota. Mankato Department of Public Safety officer John Judd, also a member of the Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force, said California dealers are looking outside their state because of the medical marijuana law. The law allows people there to grow marijuana for personal medical use. As a result California is producing an abundance of marijuana and depressing the market in California for illegal sales. That is why they came to Minnesota because they were having so much trouble selling it there.
The marijuana was found in a car they were driving and was stored in freezer-sealed bags to