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Amber Alert

Monday, April 9, 2007

IL State Police: Over 700 pounds of suspected pot found in semi

MARION, Ill. Illinois State Police say a tractor-trailer at a southern Illinois weigh station was carrying far more than just its load of carrots.

Authorities say they found roughly 761 pounds of suspected marijuana in the Ohio-bound vehicle last week in Williamson County. Investigators searched the rig after they determined it was overweight. The truck's driver, a 28-year-old man from Hidalgo, Texas, was arrested and is being held in the Williamson County Jail in Marion. No word yet on any charges by state or federal prosecutors.