Police seize large amount of paraphernalia and pot in Iowa hotel

Drug paraphernalia seized by Stuart Iowa Police photo from Stuart Iowa Police Dept Facebook page

Drug paraphernalia seized by Stuart Iowa Police photo from Stuart Iowa Police Dept Facebook page

Drug paraphernalia seized by Stuart Iowa Police photo from Stuart Iowa Police Dept Facebook page

Drug paraphernalia seized by Stuart Iowa Police photo from Stuart Iowa Police Dept Facebook page

Police say a man they busted with marijuana and more than 50 drug paraphernalia items was on his way home from a marijuana festival.

Stuart, Iowa Police did not release the name of the man they say they busted at the Super 8 Hotel Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

KJAN radio reported a police dog alerted his handler to the scent of narcotics during an unrelated incident at the hotel.

Police said they “recovered over 50 various drug instruments.  Along with the paraphernalia, officers also recovered a large amount of marijuana,” from the man’s hotel room and vehicle.

Police said the man told them he was traveling to his home in Virginia after attending a large marijuana festival in Colorado.

As many as 80,000 people were expected to attend a large marijuana festival held in Denver to mark the 4/20 day observance.

Stuart Police posted a photo from the bust on their Facebook page.

Stuart Police said they filed criminal charges in the case and that the investigation was ongoing.