Chicago Police K-9 Aids In $10 Million Marijuana Bust

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A Chicago Police K-9 assisted in a $10 million pot bust last week in the southwest suburbs.

Chicago Narcotics Unit officers conducted Thursday night a narcotics investigation, leading to a traffic stop of a truck, suspected in narcotics trafficking, on 142nd and Menard in Midlothian. The police dog smelled drugs in the truck and after an investigation, officers found more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana and THC products with a street value of $10-million.

Officers learned that the drugs were en route to Chicago from California. The 42-year-old driver of the truck, Jason Tanner of California, was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis. Tanner’s truck was also seized.

Photo credit Cook County Sheriff

The Chicago Police Department posted pictures of the K-9 dog and the drugs found on Facebook. The post has been shared more than 6,000 times.