Bust yields $8 million worth of marijuana

March 15, 2010 4:46:18 PM PDT
Chicago Police say they seized more than $8 million in marijuana during a search of a Southwest Side business.

Police say it was found on Saturday inside a business in the 1500-block of West 46th Street. The search was part of a long-term investigation into the source of narcotics for several major street gangs.

Forty-nine-year old Hector Marroquin was charged with felony possession of cannabis. The investigation then led police to search a garage in the 5500-block of South California, where they say cocaine, weapons and more than $300,000 cash was recovered.