A police K-9 helped the Chicago Police Department officers find more than 1,500 pounds of narcotics worth about $10 million in street value. On their Facebook page, the stash was discovered quickly as the dog smelled the drugs during a traffic stop. Photos showed the bags stacked around the evidence room.
“Chicago Police Officers assigned to the Narcotics Unit conducted a narcotics investigation which led to a traffic stop of a vehicle suspected in narcotics trafficking. A Police canine alerted to the scent of narcotics and a subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in over 1500 pounds of cannabis products with a street value of over $10,000,000 being recovered.
Officers learned that the narcotics were enroute to Chicago from California. The driver of the vehicle was placed in custody and charged with Cannabis – Possess more than 5000 grams.
Thank you to Officers for your hard work in this large narcotics seizure.”
According to the Chicago Tribune, police stopped a pickup truck on June 21 in suburban Midlothian. The truck was heading to California, and the driver was arrested and charged with the possession of marijuana.
Jason Tanner, 42, of Lakehead, California appeared in court on June 22 and bail was set at $50,000. He is currently in Cook County Jail and is scheduled to be back in court on July 10.
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