Drugs Headed for Midwest by Bus Confiscated, Man Arrested
POSTED: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 2:34pm
UPDATED: Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 7:17am
A marijuana drug load never made it to its final destination in Chicago, and an Indiana man has found himself behind bars.
Thirty-seven year old Keith English was arrested Tuesday morning at the Greyhound Bus Station in downtown Brownsville after trying to claim luggage that was not his own. Police say he was seen earlier with another person at the bus station, and it may have been that person's luggage he was going back for.
"For an unknown reason that other person didn't board the bus, and as a result of that, the luggage wasn't placed on the bus," says Sgt. Eddie Garcia of the Brownsville Police Dept.
Police say English went back with that person's luggage claim ticket to get the 57 pounds of marijuana stored away in a duffle bag, but was questioned by employees at the bus station. They then alerted police of English's unusual behavior.
"Immediately as he spotted police he tried to get away, but officers were able to locate him and place him under arrest," says Garcia.
In a nearby trash can at the bus station, authorities found both English's and that other person's luggage claim ticket that was linked to the pot; an indicator to police that English knew drugs were in the bag, that’s why he trashed the tickets.
The drugs were seized and English was arrested, his bond has been set at 30-thousand dollars.