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Police Seize More Than A Ton Of Pot In South Side Bust

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Marijuana seized from Englewood drug bust. (Photo provided by the Chicago Police Department)

Marijuana seized from Englewood drug bust. (Photo provided by the Chicago Police Department)

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CHICAGO (STMW) - Police have arrested four people and seized more than 2,100 pounds of marijuana in a drug bust in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.

Police were watching a house in the 5900 block of South Lowe Street on Tuesday when they saw someone place a “visibly large” amount of marijuana and crack cocaine into a vehicle and drive away, according to police News Affairs.

The officers pulled the vehicle over and found a “significant stash” of crack and marijuana, valued at more than $10,000, a release from police said. The vehicle’s two occupants were also carrying nearly $3,000 in cash. Further investigation led officers to more than 2,100 pounds of marijuana with a street value of nearly $6 million.

Police also found more than $6,300 cash and 64 grams of crack cocaine with a street value of about $7,800, the release said.

Charged were:

— Gregory Wright, 28, of the 5900 block of South Emerald, one misdemeanor count of possession of cannabis;

— Keith Mackmore, 39, of the 2000 block of West 68th, one felony count of possession of cocaine and one felony count of possession of cannabis;

— Atef M. Dissi, 27, of the 4500 block of West 77th Place, one felony count of manufacture and delivery of cannabis, and one misdemeanor count of criminal trespass to vehicles; and

— Nika P. Hines, 27, of the 8000 block of South Ada, one felony count of trafficking cannabis and a traffic violation.

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