Police: Men skip toll, officials find $1M in pot in car

January 17, 2011 2:03:16 PM PST
Authorities in Kane County seized 60-pounds of marijuana from the trunk of a vehicle during a traffic stop.

Pablo Galeana-Rueda of Washington State and Jose Hernandez-Calderon of California both face several felony charges-- including possession and trafficking.

They were allegedly hauling the high-quality marijuana from the West Coast to the Chicago area. Sheriffs police stopped the men Friday morning when they failed to pay the toll on the off ramp for Route 31 in North Aurora.

Bond was set at $1 million for each of the men.

The estimated street value of the drugs is $1 million.


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