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Huge Pot Bust Near Marseilles

Posted by wlpo on February 21, 2012

A motor home rolling thru the Illinois Valley was filled with marijuana.

State Police stopped Mitchel Ledbetter of Arizona on Interstate 80 near Marseilles over the weekend.  Troopers say they found over 270 pounds of cannabis under beds and bench seats inside the motor home.  The teen was arrested for possession of cannabis with intent to deliver.

His passenger, Arturo Guevara also of Arizona was wanted on a warrant for cannabis conspiracy.  Both men were taken to La Salle County Jail.

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