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

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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  • CowboyTim

    Drugs? In Englewood?? Goodness, me.



    • Afro

      You guys know some rich whitey just drove that down there, only to make their neighborhood look bad.

      • Dave

        And now the rich “Whitey” has go somewhere else to buy his drugs….for now.

  • Peace-N-Love

    Damn! How are the high schoolers from the North Shore are suppose to enjoy their $500 per-ticket prom without their party favors?!!

  • Lyndia

    Dam po-lice. Wheres I spozed to gets my weed and crack now?

  • Spookiest spook

    There goes the Englewood economy. Going to be some shooting this weekend.

  • Lyndia

    Look bit@@, I do not use weed or crack but I know who does. Honkeies are coming from all over buying drugs in the hood. I HAVE SEEN THEIR CITY STICKERS AND MANY OF THEM ARE NOT FROM CHICAGO. Aurora, (they just had a drug bust out there), Oak Forest, Oak Park, Desplaines, Skokie, Matteson, and yes, Willmett too. So all you stanky azz mfs, that are talking about Englewood and other neighborhoods that sell dope, YOUR AZZ IS OVER THEIR BUYING IT EVERYDAY. (sometimes you buy something else and have BIG FUN, I mean fun for REAL. YOU MEN KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT.)

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