More than 150 pounds of marijuana seized at Con-Way Freight

Police seized more than 150 pounds of marijuana delivered to a Jackson-area freight company Wednesday afternoon.

Officials from the Jackson Narcotics Enforcement Team and Blackman-Leoni Township Department of Public Safety found 156 pounds of marijuana stashed in padlocked wooden crates at Con-Way Freight, 4545 Ann Arbor Road, at approximately 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Michigan State Police detective Lt. Dave Cook said.

The drugs, concealed in large, military-grade Pelican cases, have an estimated street value of $150,000 to $400,000, Cook said.

Cook said Con-Way employees became suspicious of the packages when they were delivered by rail from Yellow Freight, a competing freight company, on Wednesday. The cargo came via rail by Yellow Freight from Torrence, Calif., via Chicago and was to be picked up in Jackson, Cook said.

“It’s 156 pounds of marijuana that is not going to get into the hands of a drug dealer or an illegitimate provider of medical marijuana,” Cook said.

Police have identified a possible suspect but not yet made an arrest.

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