A Knox County Sheriff’s Office K9 found an estimated $168,000 worth of high-grade cannabis in a car Wednesday.
The sheriff’s office said deputies watching the area saw Steven Broberg got off an Amtrak train in Galesburg around 2:30 p.m Wednesday. A short while later, police said he met with Donnie Smith and James Perkins, who pulled up in a U-Haul pulling a car on a trailer.
Police said Broberg put two large suitcases in the car’s trunk before all three men got in the U-Haul and drove away.
Knox County sheriff’s deputies pulled over the U-Haul truck in the 2000 block of E. Main St. in Galesburg for a traffic violation. K9 GLOCK sensed something suspicious with the U-Haul and car during a free air sniff, police said.
A further search of the car’s trunk resulted in the seizure of 42 pounds of high-grade cannabis found in the two suitcases.
All three men were arrested for cannabis trafficking over 5,000 grams and possession of cannabis over 5,000 grams with intent to deliver.