MARSHFIELD, WI (WTAQ) - Two people are awaiting criminal charges, after they were reportedly caught with 11-and-a-half pounds of marijuana -- plus 10 chocolate bars infused with the main ingredient in pot.
Marshfield Police has been investigating the case for months.
On Tuesday night, officers arrested a 25-year-old Greeley Colorado man and a 23-year-old Marshfield woman in separate traffic stops west of the city in the Wood County town of Rock.
Police Lieutenant Rick Gramza said the marijuana had an estimated street value of $88,000. That makes it one of the largest drug busts on record for Marshfield, which has just under 20,000 residents.
Gramza said both suspects sold marijuana to undercover officers in the past -- and Marshfield Police had been told they would transport a large amount to central Wisconsin.
Gramza said he was especially concerned about the chocolates infused with pot. He said it could make it harder for police to identify when someone has taken the drug -- and it could be more intriguing to a younger set of users.