Cops find 200 lbs of marijuana after suicide call

ST. PAUL, Minn. - What began as an attempted suicide call led St. Paul Police to a serious stash of marijuana.

We're talking 200 pounds worth.

Squads responded to a 911 call early April 9 on reports that someone was trying to kill themselves. Instead, they found a man on the ground outside an apartment building on Stillwater Avenue near the intersection with White Bear Avenue. They say the suspect had either jumped or fallen from a second story balcony, and had suffered leg and head injuries.

Further investigation led officers to believe the man had broken into an apartment in the building and was trying to steal marijuana, as he had bags of drugs next to him on the ground. Police went upstairs to the apartment the man had broken into and found a stash of about 200 pounds of marijuana.

There was also an unspecified amount of cash.

St. Paul Police spokesman Sergeant Paul Paulos confirms the size of the marijuana stash, which is believed to be worth between $80,000 and $800,000, depending on the quality. At this point investigators are trying to determine who was renting the apartment and whether the drugs are part of a large distribution operation.


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