Amtrak rider arrested with 7 pounds of marijuana

CREATED Feb. 6, 2013

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  • A marijuana plant. | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- Police were ready for a suspicious Amtrak passenger when he arrived at the La Crosse train station.

Authorities in Portland, Ore., alerted local police that the 25-year-old Boscobel man was acting suspiciously and traveling to La Crosse.

Police searched the man's bags with the help of a drug-sniffing dog. Officials say they found about $30,000 worth of marijuana in the man's bags.

The La Crosse Tribune (http://bit.ly/11UGrHu ) says he's due in court Wednesday.

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Information from: La Crosse Tribune, http://www.lacrossetribune.com