CHICAGO — More than $3.6 million worth of marijuana was found after cops witnessed a bag full of the drug rip open in plain sight Tuesday morning, authorities said.
The Chicago Police narcotics division was conducting surveillance in the 3800 block of West 71st Street in West Lawn when they saw a man remove a large plastic bag from a car in a garage, police said.
The bag ripped open revealing bunches of marijuana, police said. Another man came to pick up the drugs, at which point officers arrested the duo. In all, cops found more than 226 kilograms of weed and $147,000 in cash.
Eduardo Magana-Solano, 48, of the 3800 block of West 71st Street, and Braulio Saucedo, 28, of Kingser, Calif., both were charged with a felony count of possession of more than 5,000 grams of marijuana.
Magana-Solano was the one getting the bag out of the car, while Saucedo was the one who helped pick up the mess, cops said.
Both were due in court Wednesday and were held on $200,000 bond, according to the Cook County Sheriff's Office.