Chicago Police seized 8 tons of marijuana yesterday and then posed for pictures as part of their victory lap. The funny part is that this comes just one day after the City Council voted to reduce penalties for possession.
This seizure made Tuesday was the city’s largest bust in the last 20 years, capping an investigation into drug trafficking.
The bales of marijuana were wrapped in layers of green plastic and foil. They originated in Mexico (shocker, I know) and were funneled through Texas (border security?) on their way to Chicago.
Estimated street value: $40 Million
Now the penalty in Chicago for less than 15 grams of marijuana is only a ticket – no longer a misdemeanor.
Perhaps they can take this “evidence” and just donate it to a dispensary . . . HA! You can check out the full story here.
It seems like a damn shame to waste it all but the Chicago Police sure are proud of themselves. At least they are dealing with the criminal gang element here – only after money and power. Yet another reason to legalize and grow your own!