Traffic Stop Leads $3.25 Mil Pot Seizure

By BlueMystic · Jul 14, 2005 · ·
  1. BlueMystic

    $3.25 Million In Pot Seized From 2 Homes
    July 6, 2005

    Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Seizure

    CHICAGO -- Police said an estimated $3.25 million in marijuana was seized from two Southwest Side homes Tuesday night.

    Officers from the police Special Operations Section arrested two men when they allegedly found drugs at a residence in the 6400 block of South Mozart Street and at another home in the 3600 block of West 56th Street, according to police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.

    The officers, who were patrolling in the Chicago Lawn District, curbed a vehicle for a traffic stop around 8 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of 54th Street and Lawndale Avenue, according to Greer.

    During the stop, police learned about a hydroponics lab, used for growing marijuana at a residence on 56th Street, Greer said.

    After acquiring consent to search the lab, the officers found 14 kg of marijuana worth an estimated street value of $250,000, she said. Police also seized four guns at the residence and arrested Cesar Garcia, 26, according to Greer.

    Greer was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and production of cannabis plants.

    Upon further investigation, the officers learned about a $3 million marijuana stash at the Mozart Street residence, Greer said.

    Officers from the unit arrested Joel Vasquez-Torres, 35, at about 1 a.m. Wednesday, and gathered 555 pounds of marijuana bricks worth an estimated $3 million, Greer said.

    Vasquez-Torres was charged with felony possession of cannabis.

    Both men were in custody at the Chicago Lawn District Station, at 3515 W. 63rd St., at 4:20 a.m. according to a district lieutenant, who asked not to be named.

    The lieutenant said the two men most likely knew one another but were unaware early Wednesday that either had been arrested.

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  1. Muirner
    So there goes 555lbs of hydro. Wonder if it was any good. And did you knowtice the time that both men were in custody at the station? 4:20am. Hmm ever so convient. Or the last laugh was left with the police. And HOW THE FUCK do u give someone permission to go look at your drug growing operation? again PEOPLE ARE FUCKING STUPID! as sitbcknchill said in the thread with the 13year old and the meth.

  2. DrugPhreak
    "And did you knowtice the time that both men were in custody at the station? 4:20am."

    LOL! That struck me as odd, but there normally is some type ofmessage in all numbers. Anyone that wants to start a major growing operation should move to New Mexico... the laws for doing such things are very lenient there. [​IMG]Edited by: DrugPhreak
  3. Alfa
    WTF: 250.000 for 14 kg's??? That's 17 K per kg! Bizarre prices.
  4. Sitbcknchill
    Yeah 8116 per lb. is a little steep....but if ya go down toMozart Street to the dude with the 555 lbs. it's only 5405 [​IMG]....still to much though
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