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Twenty pounds of pot seized at Amtrak station

The Associated Press

RENO ” Reno police say a routine drug interdiction program led to the seizure of 20 pounds of marijuana at the downtown Amtrak station.

Officers say the marijuana was found in luggage belonging to 23-year-old Yohannis Mengesha and had an estimated street value of nearly $50,000.

Police say it appears the marijuana was destined for distribution in the northeast United States.

Mengesha was arrested on charges of possession, possession for sale and transportation of a controlled substance.

Officers say he an Ethiopian national who is in the country illegally.

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