Knox County K9 catches 42 pounds of ‘high grade’ cannabis in car

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Three suspects in Knox County are behind bars after a drug investigation, thanks to the help of a Knox County K9. 

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office said K9 GLOCK found roughly 42 pounds of “high grade” cannabis in the trunk of a car Wednesday afternoon.

At around 2:30 p.m., deputies saw Steven Broberg get off an Amtrak train in Galesburg, After waiting for a short amount of time, they said they saw him meet with other suspects Donnie Smith and James Perkins, who pulled up in a U-Haul pulling a car on a trailer. Officials said Broberg placed two large suitcases in the trunk of the car. All three got into the U-Haul and pulled away.

After observing a traffic violation, deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 2000 block of East Main St. in Galesburg. K9 GLOCK conducted a free air sniff of the U-Haul and the car on the trailer. K9 GLOCK alerted to the car.

A further search was conducted and deputies seized the cannabis from the two suitcases in the trunk of the car. Approximate street value of the seized cannabis is $168,000.00. 

All three subjects were arrested for cannabis trafficking over 5,000 grams and possession of 5,000 grams of cannabis with intent to deliver.

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