RIVER NORTH — A man and woman driving a "Weed World" van full of pot-laced edibles are charged with possessing nearly $98,000 worth of marijuana Saturday in River North, police and prosecutors say.
Robin Moss, 51, of Birmingham, Ala., and 36-year-old Bradly Griggs of Douglasville, Ga., both face felony drug possession and distribution charges after the arrest Saturday night near State and Ohio streets, police said.
Police recovered more than 13 pounds of marijuana, a loaded handgun, a substance suspected to be cocaine and open alcohol after questioning Moss and Griggs in their van at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of North State Street, Cook County prosecutors and Officer Brandi Wright, a Chicago Police Department spokeswoman, said.
Moss and Griggs were selling marijuana-infused edibles including lollipops, brownies and Rice Krispies treats totally valued at nearly $98,000, prosecutors said.
Moss and Griggs appeared in court Sunday, Wright said.
The van was parked Downtown during Lollapalooza weekend. Weed World Candies' website states that it tours the country "in a fleet of 'loud' vehicles promoting the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana."
The website also describes the marijuana strains that the vans sell.