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Cops: Chicago drug bust yields nearly 350 pounds of marijuana

  1. ZenobiaSky
    20854.jpg Authorities seized nearly 350 pounds of marijuana during a home search in the Southwest Side's Ashburn neighborhood Saturday, the Chicago Police Department announced Saturday night.

    Police charged a 22-year-old man with felony cannabis possession following the bust.

    Acting on intelligence developed after a traffic stop earlier this month, police searched a home in the 3600 block of West 82nd Place on Saturday, according to a police department news release.

    The search yielded nearly 350 pounds of marijuana, according to police. Authorities estimated the total estimated street value of the recovered cannabis at $1 million.

    Authorities have charged Miguel A. Briseno, who lives in the home that was searched, with one count of felony cannabis possession. He was given a bond of $10,000 by Cook County Associate Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil Sunday. His next court date is set for Feb. 11.

    Police said a Jan. 14 traffic stop by Deering District tactical officers helped lead them to the Ashburn home. Officers recovered nearly two pounds of marijuana during the traffic stop, which happened in the 4300 block of South Princeton Avenue in the Fuller Park neighborhood.

    By Adam Sege
    Tribune reporter
    January 26, 2014
    Chicago Tribune News


  1. soulsy11
    And that's how the cookie crumbles folks.
    Isn't marijuana legal now in the US what a waste of taxpayers money no wonder why the country's economy is going backwards.
  3. Emin
    Marijuana is not legal in the US. In the state you reside (Washington) it is legal to possess under state law but you can still be prosecuted federally.
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