CHICAGO — State and federal authorities have recovered more than a ton of marijuana from a warehouse on Chicago’s West Side and arrested two men as part of a drug sting.
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents arrested a 32-year-old man last week after he allegedly followed a truck driven by another man to the warehouse. The Chicago Tribune reports that the truck contained marijuana that weighed more than 2,400 pounds with a street value of about $4.8 million.
According to arrest records, another man was arrested, but didn’t appear in court with Leyva.
Thirty-two-year-old Carlos Leyva of suburban Stickney was arrested.
Cook County Circuit Court Judge James Brown set his bond Saturday at $500,000 on drug trafficking charges. Leyva could not be reached for comment on Sunday.