A police dog sniffed out more than $10 million of pot and other cannabis products after Chicago Police pulled over a vehicle Thursday in Midlothian, police said Monday.
Narcotics officers pulled over the pickup truck that was hauling a trailer on suspicion it was involved in narcotics trafficking, according to Chicago Police.
The truck was pulled over at about 7 p.m. in the 14200 block of Menard Avenue, and a Chicago Police canine was alerted to the scent of cannabis, with police recovering more than 1,500 pounds of pot and cannabis-related products, police said.
The driver, 42-year-old Jason Tanner of Lakehead, Calif., was charged with one felony count of possession of more than 5,000 grams of cannabis. He is being held in Cook County Jail on $50,000 bail with his next court date scheduled for July 10.
Police said the drugs originated in California and were being transported to the Chicago area.
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