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: San Francisco-Based Airbnb Reports Huge 4th-Quarter Loss
Police posted pictures of their dog and his bounty on Facebook, and the post has been shared more than 5,000 times.READ MORE: California Allocates $1.4 Million To Track And Stop Attacks Against Asian Americans
The photos show bags of marijuana piled high in an evidence room.
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.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccines: San Mateo County Hosting Clinic in Daly City For Residents 65 and Older
Investigators said the drugs had just arrived in Chicago from California.