(WJBK) - About 350 pounds of marijuana was seized in Kansas headed to Sterling Heights.
Police officials say that a collaborative police effort led to the arrest and seizure of the marijuana in Geary County, Kansas April 5. Then one day later a suspect in Sterling Heights was arrested in connection to the deal.
In all, law enforcement officials announced $326,000 in forfeiture cash from the arrests.
The bust began with a traffic stop by Geary County Sheriffs Drug Interdiction Unit of the vehicle traveling through the jurisdiction.
Geary County then notified the Drug Enforcement Administration-Michigan Office. The operation led to the combined efforts of the Sterling Heights Crime Suppression Unit, Warren police and Michigan State Police.
In a release, it states: "Michigan Medical Marijuana laws and guide lines are very specific, but in this incident the laws were clearly violated. This outstanding team effort resulted in three arrests, and a large confiscation of narcotics and illegal drug money. This investigation further stemmed across numerous state lines, and included Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement agencies."
Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer commended the combined efforts of the agencies.
"This is a prime example of the effectiveness law enforcement can have when federal, state and local agencies coordinate their continuing efforts to combat the war on drugs," he said.