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Marijuana and $71,000 in cash recovered in I-75 bust

Schleicher has been charged with speeding and trafficking in marijuana. / Photo: MGN Online & Cook County Sheriff's Office

A Florida man has been arrested after leaving Atlanta with 20 pounds of marijuana and $70,000 in cash.

Officials with the Cook County Sheriff's Office say that 33-year-old Khalil Schleicher of Orlando, Florida was caught doing 90 in a 70 zone on I-75 July 25.

While writing the ticket, the deputy said he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and called for backup.

After a search of the vehicle, officers say they found 21 pounds of vacuum-sealed marijuana in a suitcase along with $71,880 in cash and marijuana wax.

Schleicher has been charged with speeding and trafficking in marijuana.


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