Wilmington PD cannabis bust

Wilmington Police Department K9 Mao poses with cannabis products he detected during a traffic stop on Sept. 20 in Wilmington.

Daily Journal staff report

WILMINGTON — A tip led Wilmington police to a big cannabis bust on Sept. 20.

According to a Facebook post, officers stopped a semi-tractor trailer in the area of Illinois Route 53 and South Arsenal Road.

The department’s K9, Mao, detected the presence of an illegal substance odor.

During a search, officers found 176 pounds of cannabis, 8 pounds of cannabis oil and 1,000 grams of cannabis wax.

It had an estimated street value between $275,000 and $315,000.

Tomas Pabedinskas, 40, of Plainfield, was arrested and charged with manufacture/delivery of cannabis and possession of cannabis.

On Saturday, a judge set his bond at $150,000.

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