Chicago police seize a ton of pot worth $6 million
February 23, 2012 12:56AM
Updated: February 23, 2012 1:18AM
Police arrested four people and seized more than a ton of marijuana with a street value of nearly $6 million Tuesday on the South Side, officials said.
The bust came after police allegedly saw a person place a large amount of marijuana and crack cocaine into a vehicle in the 5900 block of South Lowe before driving away, police said.
Officers pulled over the vehicle and found a “significant stash” of crack, marijuana and $3,000 in cash. Further investigation led officers to more than 2,100 pounds of marijuana as well as $6,300 cash and 64 grams of crack cocaine, police said.
Gregory Wright, 28, of the 5900 block of South Emerald, was charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of cannabis; Keith Mackmore, 39, of the 2000 block of West 68th, was charged with one felony count of possession of cocaine and one felony count of possession of cannabis and Atef M. Dissi, 27, of the 4500 block of West 77th, was charged one felony count of manufacture and delivery of cannabis, and one misdemeanor count of criminal trespass to vehicles.
Nika P. Hines, 27, of the 8000 block of South Ada, was charged with one felony count of trafficking cannabis and a traffic violation.