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Police find $272K worth of marijuana hidden in brand new cars

Inside these 14 packages is a total of 217 pounds of marijuana valued at $272,000.

Inside these 14 packages is a total of 217 pounds of marijuana valued at $272,000.

Police in Dilworth – which is just east of Moorhead – said they found it hidden in several new cars.

The police department posted to Facebook explaining they had been contacted Friday morning about some drugs found at the Dilworth Auto Yard.

Officers learned that police with the BNSF Railway had been directing employees to inspect new vehicles being delivered via the rail system.

That's when officers found several large packages in one car. They were hidden where the spare wheel was supposed to be.

Police obtained a search warrant and went on to find more packages in seven other vehicles. Each package was tucked away in the cars' wheel wells.

Authorities are investigating.

This comes just one week after another major drug bust. A Minnesota State Patrol pulled over a vehicle near Fergus Falls and found 600 pounds of high grade marijuana. That was estimated to be about $1.75 million.

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