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Big pot bust made on Interstate 80 near La Salle

Posted by wlpo on October 7, 2015

This big of a pot bust doesn’t happen very often. A man state police call a cannabis smuggler is accused of hauling over 100 pounds of pot through the Illinois Valley.

Thirty-six-year-old Thoai Minh Le of Garden Grove, California was pulled over Monday on Interstate 80 near La Salle. A trooper says after catching a whiff of marijuana, Le’s car was searched. Allegedly inside were four large suitcases stuffed with 106 pounds of pot.

Le was arrested with cannabis trafficking and possession of cannabis with the intent to deliver. Both charges are felonies that can bring as much as 30 years in prison.

Le is due in court Wednesday.

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