CHICAGO
02/23/2012 12:54 pm ET

Chicago Police Seize $6 Million Worth Of Marijuana In South Side Bust

Chicago police on Tuesday recovered over a ton of marijuana and cocaine estimated to be worth more than $6 million on the city's South Side.

Police following up on a lead developed by the department's Gang Enforcement Division spotted a man loading a "visibly large" quantity of marijuana and cocaine into a car at 59th and Lowe in the city's Englewood neighborhood, NBC Chicago reports.

Police found a stash worth some $10,000 in the car after they pulled it over and were later led to 2,100 pounds of marijuana as well as 64 grams of cocaine with an estimated street value of more than $6 million, according to NBC.

Four people were charged in the bust -- Atef Dissi, 27; Nika Hines, 27; Keith Mackmore, 39 and Gregory Wright, 28. Dissi, of the 4500 block of West 77th Place, faces the most serious charges, including one felony count of manufacture and delivery of cannabis and one misdemeanor count of criminal trespass to vehicles, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

On Wednesday, officers on the West Side responding to a domestic battery call at a home in the 600 block of North Central Avenue stumbled upon an "elaborate" marijuana-growing operation, according to the Chicago Tribune.

About 70 pounds of bagged marijuana and live plants were confiscated and Darick Bryant, 39, was charged with felony manufacture and delivery of cannabis and other misdemeanor infractions -- including domestic battery -- in the incident, the Tribune reports.

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