Chicago Police Seize More Than a Ton of Pot Worth $6 Million

Four suspects arrested on South Side

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    Chicago Police
    Police seized 2,100 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $6 million. They also recovered 64 grams of crack cocaine valued at nearly $8,000.

    Chicago police on Tuesday seized more than a ton of marijuana worth nearly $6 million, some crack cocaine and thousands of dollars in cash on the South Side. Four suspects were arrested.

    Following leads developed by the Gang Enforcement Division, officers in the Englewood District spotted a suspect putting a large amount of pot and crack cocaine into the trunk of a car at 59th and Lowe, police said.

    After they pulled the car over, police said they recovered a "significant stash" of crack cocaine and marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $10,000.

    That led police to 2,100 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $6 million. They also recovered 64 grams of crack cocaine valued at nearly $8,000.

    Police believe the drugs were destined for distribution in Englewood.

    The four suspects face various drug charges.