HILLSBORO — Four and a half pounds of marijuana and $2,000 in cash were found during a traffic stop late Sunday night, according to the Hillsboro Police Department.
During a patrol Sunday night at around 11:30 p.m., the HPD’s canine officer observed possible illegal drug activity in the parking lot of a business located in the 600 block of South High Street.
The suspect vehicle then began to travel northbound on South High Street.
A traffic stop was conducted utilizing the police dog in the 100 block of East Main Street. During the traffic stop, the HPD canine, Harley, was deployed in order to check the suspect vehicle for any illegal narcotics.
The police canine alerted his handler, and they discovered approximately four and a half pounds of marijuana that was found to be sealed air tight, allegedly for distribution to sell, along with $2,000 in cash.
The cash is believed to have been gained from recent sales of the illegal narcotics due to the contraband located inside the vehicle, said police.
The cash and marijuana were seized and sent to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations and Identification’s crime laboratory.
This incident is part of a previous ongoing investigation with possible connections to additional drug activity within the city.
Felony charges are pending the lab results for the charge of trafficking in drugs, then review of the case by the Highland County Prosecutor’s Office, police said.