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Police seize $60,000 worth of marijuana

Sterling man facing two drug charges

Michael V. Galindo
Michael V. Galindo

STERLING – A Sterling man was being held on $75,000 bond Friday on charges of possession of medical grade marijuana with the intent to sell it.

Police said they arrested Michael V. Galindo, 27, in the 500 block of Fourth Avenue in Sterling on Wednesday when he took delivery of about 5 pounds of marijuana. Because of its quality, that is worth about $60,000 on the street, Sterling Police Sgt. Alex Chavira said.

Galindo was arrested just after 6:30 p.m. based on a tip police got about what he would be doing that night, Chavira said.

Police declined to provide further details about the tip or the arrest.

Galindo is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana (2,000-5,000 grams) and unlawful possession of marijuana (2,000-5,000 grams) with the intent to deliver. He faces 3 to 15 years in prison if convicted.

This is his first felony charge in Whiteside County. He was being held in the Whiteside County Jail.

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