ROCHESTER, Minn. – The final tally on how much marijuana was seized earlier this week in Rochester has been released.
Authorities said 227 pounds of marijuana was seized after Jeffrey Lawstuen was arrested and a search warrant was executed.
Police said the home at 1822 18 ½ St. NW resulted in finding storage bins and equipment relating to the marijuana.
Rochester police said the investigation centered on a person believed to be transporting narcotics and marijuana from California to Rochester.
Lawstuen, 44, of Rochester, was arrested and found with a loaded handgun in his vehicle at 3:30 Thursday morning near Interstate-90 and Highway 63. He is facing charges for first-degree sales of a controlled substance.