California Woman Caught By State Police With 80 Pounds of Weed

Meghan Tighe – Photo LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office

UTICA – A California woman was arrested Wednesday near Utica after a search revealed 80 pounds of purported pot and vape accessories in a vehicle.  According to the Illinois State Police in the early morning hours they were patrolling a gas station near Interstate 80 when they spoke to an individual identified as 35-year-old Meghan Tighe of Cobb, California.  During a free air search by a canine, a positive hit alert occurred and a probable cause search was initiated.  In the vehicle police say they found 94 alleged THC vape cartridges and around 80 pounds of suspected marijuana.  Tighe was charged with possession with intent to deliver and taken to the LaSalle County Jail with bond yet to be set.