We're learning more about last week's major drug bust in Evansville involving more than 200 pounds of marijuana in a semi truck. We first told you Monday about the arrest of two men police say they caught with the drugs. Today, U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett announces federal charges in their case, saying Jerome Walton was getting the pot from a Mexican drug cartel, driving it to Evansville, and giving it to Andre White to sell across the city and county.
"It is impossible to guess how much of the marijuana market that taking these two individuals down will consume," said Hogsett. "I will say this, if you're talking 300, 400, 500 pounds of marijuana, that's a ton.That's a lot of dope."
Hogsett says both men face up to 40 years in federal prison if they are convicted.