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Chicago police find 1500 pounds of pot during a traffic stop

Chicago police found more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Saturday.

(Chicago Police Department)

Authorities in Chicago discovered more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Saturday, thanks to the sharp nose of a police dog.

The Chicago Police department posted photos of the huge bust on his Facebook page, and said that the department’s narcotics unit found the marijuana during a traffic stop.

When a police K-9 engine capacity of the car, authorities discovered the huge amount of drugs, with a street value of more than $10 million.

The whole marijuana bust had a street value of more than $10 million.

(Chicago Police Department)

“Thank you Officers for your hard work in this great narcotics seizure,” the department said.

The marijuana was of California on the way to Chicago, according to police.

(Chicago Police Department)

The drugs were on their way to Chicago from California, police said. The driver was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis. It is unclear whether the charges will be upgraded.

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed

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