Police seize 3,000 pounds of marijuana in Chicago

March 30, 2011

The Associated Press

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Authorities say they've seized 3,000 pounds of marijuana in two homes on Chicago's North Side and arrested four suspected members of a major drug ring.

In a news release on Wednesday, the Chicago Police Department says its detectives and agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency found about 1,000 pounds of marijuana in shrink wrapped bundles and that the investigation led them to a second home, where they discovered another 2,000 pounds of marijuana.

Police say the marijuana has a street value of more than $8.1 million.

Four men - two residents of the first home and two residents of the second home - were arrested on felony drug charges Tuesday afternoon.