Rental Truck Stopped on Interstate with 50 Pounds of Pot; Guns

Joseph A Olsen (L), Sarah V. Harney (R) – Photo LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office

PERU – A traffic stop of a rental truck led to the arrest of two individuals for cannibis trafficking. Tuesday evening Peru Police had stopped a rental truck near Plank Road on Interstate 80 for allegedly speeding when, during a search they discovered 50 pounds of alleged cannabis as well as reportedly two firearms. Arrested were 30-year-old Joseph A. Olson and 21-year-old Sarah V. Harney, both of High Point, North Carolina. They were both charged with possession with intent to deliver and taken to the LaSalle County Jail with bond yet to be set. The Peru Police Special Investigation Unit was called and it was determined other subjects from outside of the state may be involved. The investigation is ongoing and other arrests are likely.