ISP Trooper finds more than 300 pounds of marijuana in refrigerated trailer

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LOGAN COUNTY - Illinois State Police say one person was arrested Wednesday afternoon after troopers allegedly found more than 300 pounds of marijuana inside of a refrigerated trailer.

Authorities say at about 1:45 p.m., a trooper stopped a truck tractor pulling a refrigerated trailer northbound on Interstate 55 in Logan County for a Motor Carrier Safety Inspection.  Police say the trooper requested and was given consent to search the vehicle during the stop, which revealed a false compartment in the front of the trailer.

ISP officials say a search of the compartment allegedly revealed 377 pounds of marijuana.  Authorities say the driver, identified as Salvador Flores, was arrested and brought to Logan County Jail

We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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