An intensive drug trafficking investigation in New Lenox led to a big pot bust at I-80 and I-55. Two California men were arrested for having possession of 24 pounds of cannabis.

Arrested were 24 year old Michael C. Lopez of Ventura, California, and 26 year old Gabrielle R. Malaki of Oxnard, California. Both were charged with two felonies of Cannabis Trafficking, and Manufacture/Delivery of Cannabis.

The arrests took place on October 14th. The investigation was jointly held by the New Lenox Police Department, with the assistance of the Department of Homeland Security and the Will County Sheriff’s Office.

At the conclusion of the investigation, Lopez and Malaki were transported to the Will County Adult Detention Facility where they will be held pending a bond hearing that is scheduled for 10/15/19.