CHIKAMING TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Michigan State Police made a large drug bust Friday morning in Berrien County.
A trooper stopped a GMC Yukon SUV for weaving out of the lane on eastbound I-94. During the traffic stop and subsequent search of the vehicle, state police discovered approximately 160 pounds of marijuana hidden inside duffel bags placed in the back of the vehicle.
The 36-year-old driver of the Yukon, a resident of Chicago, was arrested on a charge of possession with intent to deliver marijuana.
The only other occupant of the vehicle was the suspect's three-year-old son, who was placed with relatives through the assistance of the Child Protective Services.
Police seized approximately 160 pounds (70 kilograms) of marijuana, packaged in seven individual bales, each weighing between 20 and 25 pounds.
Over the course of the last two weeks the same team of Michigan State Police troopers has seized more than $250,000 in suspected drug money, as well as a kilogram of heroin valued at over $100,000.