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Article updated: 12/3/2012 7:52 PM

Man arrested with 75 pounds of marijuana

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By Daily Herald report

McHenry County Police arrested a man traveling with 75 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $290,000.

Police stopped a 2011 Mercedes Sprinter van driven by Michael P. Karavastev, 38, of Sunnyvale, Calif., Monday at the intersection of Route 31 and Route 14 in Crystal Lake. A McHenry County K-9 dog indicated the presence of drugs. Police searched the vehicle and found eight shipment boxes containing packages of cannabis.

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Karavastev was arrested and charged with cannabis trafficking, unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, and unlawful possession of cannabis.

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