Knox County K9 nabs 42 pounds of cannabis in car

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.

42 pounds of cannabis found in car trunk / Knox Co. Sheriff’s Office
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