Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of 6,700 Pounds of Marijuana

A man is being held without bond in the Allen County Lockup after police say they seized more than 6,000 pounds of marijuana from his rented home.

Sheriff Ken Fries says the drugs seized Thursday could have a street value of more than $6 million.

Twenty-nine-year-old Matthew McChesney was arrested after police stopped him for speeding Wednesday. Police say they found more than 10 pounds of marijuana and about $100,000 in cash in his car.

Police obtained a warrant and searched a home rented by McChesney in Harlan early Thursday morning. Harlan is 14 miles northeast of Fort Wayne.

Police say they found about 6,700 pounds of marijuana wrapped in large plastic bricks filling the basement.

McChesney faces preliminary charges of dealing marijuana and possession of marijuana. Police say McChesney likely also will face federal charges.