State Police seize hundreds of pounds of pot

CHICAGO, Ill.—Illinois State Police say they seized more than 340 pounds of cannabis in two days on Interstate 80.

The first bust happened at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, January 15, 2012 on eastbound I-80 at Cicero Avenue.

Troopers stopped a Honda Accord for an alleged vehicle equipment violation.  They ended up finding about 250 pounds of cannabis in the vehicle.

The estimated street value of the cannabis from that bust is $300,000.

The next day, another trooper stopped a Toyota Tundra pickup truck for allegedly making an improper lane change and following too closely behind another vehicle.

That traffic stop ended with the discovery of more than 90 pounds of high-grade cannabis in the cargo area of the truck.

The estimated street value of the cannabis from that bust is $351,000.

Police did not indicate there was any connection between the vehicles or the people arrested in the two incidents.

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