4:20 Time? Shipment Of Pot-Stuffed Clocks Busted In Illinois


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All four sides of the 36 clocks had marijuana concealed in them — about a half pound on each side, and a pound at top and bottom.

​Police have recovered 132 pounds of marijuana hidden in a shipment of wooden clocks in Illinois.

Roberto Carlin, 38, of Cicero, was charged with marijuana possession and possession with intent to deliver, according to Cicero Police spokesman Ray Hanania, reports NBC Chicago.
The bust came down on Monday, when Cicero Gang and Narcotics Officers were notified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that a shipment of three packages containing clocks with cannabis hidden inside had been sent from Kentucky and was addressed to a Cicero address, according to officials.

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Robert Carlin, 38, has been charged with marijuana possession and possession with intent to deliver

​Upon receiving the packages from UPS, police K-9 units alerted on the shipment as containing marijuana, according to officers. At the same time, police arranged to deliver the packages to the intended address to arrest the recipient.
At the address, a cop posing as a UPS delivery guy (using a real UPS truck) found a note on the window specifying that packages for “Jose Gomez” be delivered to a basement apartment.
When the officer delivered the packages to that apartment, the man who identified himself as Gomez was grabbed and taken into custody, according to police.
That man was later identified as Carlin, and he was carried to the police station for further interrogation. Carlin eventually admitted to police that he knew the shipment contained cannabis, reports Brett Schweinberg at mysuburbanlife.com.
When authorities got back to the police station, they contacted the Illinois State Attorney’s office, who advised the officers to open the packages for full examination.
The officers found 36 wooden clocks containing from 1,500 to 1,800 grams of compressed cannabis each (averaging just over three pounds per clock), totaling out at 132 pounds of weed.
Cops (who, god bless ’em, always seem to get shitty deals on weed) claimed the pot had a street value of about $600,000, which means they are actually claiming that bricked schwag is worth $4,500 a pound. As if!

Cicero Police Marijuana bust: drugs in clock ($600,000 in drugs) confiscated from Ray Hanania on Vimeo.