Police dog sniffs out over $10 million worth of pot during traffic stop

CHICAGO — Chicago police found more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop.

The police department posted photos of the massive drug bust on its Facebook page.

Officers in the narcotics unit found the marijuana during a recent traffic stop of a vehicle suspected of narcotics trafficking. A police K-9 alerted officers to the scent of the drugs, and a search of the vehicle led officers to the marijuana.

Police said the drugs have a street value of more than $10,000,000.

The drugs were en route to Chicago from California, officials said.

The driver was arrested and charged with cannabis possession.