Illinois State Police arrest person with 55 pounds of Marijuana on I-80

On August 25, 2011 an Illinois State Police Trooper conducted a traffic stop of 35 year old Linh Thai on Interstate 80, near mile marker 77.  The trooper requested assistance from a LaSalle Police Department K9 dog.  The K9 alerted to the odor of illegal drugs coming from the vehicle.  A search of the vehicle revealed that Thai was transporting 55 pounds of marijuana that was in two suitcases.

Linh D. Thai of San Diego, California was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis with intent to deliver.

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