Retired Sheriff's Deputy from Oregon arrested in Illinois with Marijuana, Guns, & Cash

Retired Sheriff's Deputy from Oregon arrested in Illinois with Marijuana, Guns, & Cash

The Kane County Sheriff's Department in Illinois announced the arrest of William Floyd Marsh Jr for drug trafficking.  The 56 year old Marsh Jr is a retired deputy with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office in Oregon.  Authorities from the Kane County Sheriff's Special Operations Unit arrested Marsh Jr after finding $80,000 in cash, approximately 55 pounds of high grade marijuana, and two handguns.

On the morning of February 13, 2014 Kane County deputies conducted a traffic stop for speeding in a construction zone on Interstate 90, near route 47.  The driver of the 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck was identified as William Marsh of Creswell, Oregon.  Marsh Jr identified himself as a retired deputy and informed the Kane County deputies that he had a firearm in his possession.  During the traffic stop, the Kane County deputies became suspicious of Marsh Jr and a search of the truck revealed another firearm and $80,000 that was hidden in the truck's tool boxes.

The discovery of the hidden cash and further investigation led Kane County authorities to several storage units which were located in Palatine, IL and Chicago, IL.  Kane County deputies obtained search warrants for the storage units.  After executing the search warrants at 143 E. Lake Cook Road in Palatine and 2385 N. Western Avenue in Chicago, officials found approximately fifty five pounds of high grade marijuana and an additional $2,185 in cash.

Marsh Jr was charged with a variety of drug trafficking offences, including the felony charges of armed violence, cannabis trafficking, money laundering, delivery of more than 5,000 grams of cannabis, and possession of more than 5,000 grams of cannabis.  Marsh was later given a jail bond of $1.5 million dollars.

Marsh had been a detective with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and had retired approximately six years ago.  The seized marijuana has an estimated value of over $250,000.

****UPDATE****
Associate of William Floyd Marsh Jr arrested in Clackamas County, OR with cocaine, heroin, and meth.

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