Man charged after cops find $770K worth of pot in Calumet Heights

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Police seized a total of 48.158 kg of marijuana with an estimated street value of $770,528 during a drug investigation Jan. 9 in the 9200 block of South Saginaw. | Chicago police

A man is facing felony drug charges after police seized more than three quarters of a million dollars worth of marijuana Wednesday in the Calumet Heights neighborhood on the South Side.

Officers conducting a drug investigation found Omar Cano, 41, with three bags containing about 1.5 kilograms of marijuana about 4:10 p.m. in the 9200 block of South Saginaw, according to a statement from Chicago police.

A search warrant for Cano’s home in the same block turned up another 46.7 kilograms, police said. The total street value for the drugs seized was estimated at $770,528.

Cano was arrested and charged with one felony count each of possession of cannabis over 500 grams and possession of cannabis over 5,000 grams, police said. His bail hearing is scheduled for Thursday.