$8 million in pot discovered in trailer

Forest Park Police, with the assistance of the Clayton County Police K-9 Unit, said they discovered 3,300 pounds of suspected marijuana with a street value of more than $8 million Sunday, and made two arrests.

The arrests occurred after Forest Park Police answered a call regarding drugs allegedly being transported in a tractor trailer, according to Forest Park Police Maj. Chris Matson.

An investigation was subsequently conducted, and police received information that a trailer, coming in from Texas to a local business, may be hauling drugs.

"The K-9 alerted on the trailer, and several thousand pounds of marijuana was found," Matson said in a statement.

"In order to protect innocent parties involved, and the integrity of the investigation, no individual or business names are being released at this time," Matson said.

The two individuals arrested face drug-trafficking charges, Matson said.

"We don't know where the investigation is going to take us, but certainly I'd like to make more arrests in the case," Matson said in a phone interview Monday.

Forest Park Police are still investigating the case, and have asked for the assistance of the FBI, Matson said.

- Linda Looney-Bond