Suburban bust yields almost 2 tons of pot

August 29, 2011 3:20:26 PM PDT
Bond is set at $10 million each for two men charged with possession of nearly two tons of marijuana worth nearly $17 million.

Thirty-two-year-old Luis Pichardo and 28-year-old Ignacio Morales of Melrose Park were arrested Saturday.

Undercover agents say they saw them acting suspiciously at a business in suburban Addison Friday night. Police pulled them over for a traffic violation.

Investigators say a police dog alerted officers to the presence of drugs in their car, and Saturday, a search of their home uncovered 3,700 pounds of marijuana.

Each man could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison if convicted.