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Police: 68-year-old man busted with 145 pounds of pot

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David Joseph photo from Knox County Jail

A 68-year-old West Virginia man was arrested in Galesburg after a police dog found 145 pounds of marijuana in his SUV.

Police stopped a 2004 GMC Yukon on I-74 February 24, 2014.  A police canine alerted officers to something suspicious in the SUV, and investigators discovered 145 pounds of cannabis in the vehicle.

The driver, 68-year-old David Joseph of West Virginia, was arrested and charged with manufacture/deliver of more than 5,000 grams of cannabis and trafficking more than 5,000 grams of cannabis.

Joseph appeared in Knox County Court February 26, and his bond was set at $150,000.

Jail records show Joseph was still in the Knox County Jail March 3.


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