Huge bust nets 137 pounds of bud
Acting on information from the Illinois State Drug Task Force, local drug enforcement agents on Tuesday arrested two men in the tiny hamlet of Honeydew for allegedly conspiring to distribute marijuana.
More than a dozen agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, the sheriff's office and the Illinois Drug Task Force served a warrant on Applewood Road and arrested Christopher Cramer and Leland Bauer without incident. Cramer was arrested on federal charges of conspiracy to distribute marijuana, and Bauer was booked on misdemeanor warrants, and will be indicted for an alleged conspiracy to distribute marijuana.
The officers allegedly found 93 pounds of processed marijuana bud in the residence, another 40 pounds in Cramer's pick-up and 4 pounds in Bauer's car. They also seized a Glock .40 caliber handgun, a .30-.30 caliber rifle and two shotguns.
No pot growing operation was taking place currently at the large greenhouse on the property, the Humboldt County Drug Task Force said.
Cramer lives at the residence, the task force said, and Bauer was visiting. The task force said that there is an indication that at least some of the marijuana was destined for Illinois. TS breaking news
ER Agents find 137 pounds of pot