A Chicago police dog helped cops sniff out $10 million worth of pot.
The narcotics unit of the Chicago Police Department pulled over a pickup truck hauling a trailer at around 7 p.m. on Thursday in Midlothian, a suburb of Chicago, according to the Chicago Sun Times. The cops stopped the truck as part of an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking, police said in a Facebook post.
Once they pulled over the vehicle, Jayda, a K-9 from Matteson, smelled the weed in the trailer, and cops moved in. They found and seized more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana. There were other marijuana-related items in the trailer as well, according to WBBM-TV in Chicago, including vape pens and oils. Police think the drugs had just arrived from California.
The driver of the vehicle, Jason Z. Tanner, 42, from Lakehead, California, was arrested and charged with felony possession of more than 5,000 grams of cannabis.
The Facebook post shows a proud Jayda sitting tall with wide ears at attention in front of the copious piles of the drug. It was shared almost 8,000 times by Tuesday.
Tanner is being held at the Cook County Jail on a bail of $50,000, and he'll be back in court on July 10.