CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police are praising a very good dog on the force, after one of their K-9s made a $10 million pot bust this weekend.
The police dog smelled drugs in a vehicle and trailer pulled over by Narcotics Unit officers, and investigators ended up seizing more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana. Police also recovered other cannabis products and paraphernalia from the vehicle.READ MORE: Michigan Voters Urged To Hand-Deliver Absentee Ballots
Police posted pictures of their dog and his bounty on Facebook, and the post has been shared more than 5,000 times.
The photos show bags of marijuana piled high in an evidence room.READ MORE: Detroit Animal Care To Hold ‘Howl-O-Ween’ Adoption Event October 28-31
Police said the bust stemmed from a narcotics investigation that already was underway. Officers stopped a vehicle and trailer suspected of being involved in drug trafficking. Their K-9 then sniffed out the marijuana, and police arrested the driver immediately. The driver, 42-year-old Jason Tanner of Lakehead, Calif., was charged with possession of more than 5,000 grams of marijuana.
Jason Tanner, 42, is charged with drug possession, after Chicago police seized $10 million of marijuana from a vehicle and trailer he was driving.MORE NEWS: FEMA Extends Deadline To Apply For Assistance Due To Damage During June 25-26 Floods
Investigators said the drugs had just arrived in Chicago from California.