A Huntington Beach man was charged Tuesday in Illinois after sheriff’s deputies said they found 190 pounds of marijuana and other drugs in an RV during a traffic stop, authorities said.
Michael Glenn Silliman, 64, was charged with one count of possessing more than 5,000 grams of cannabis and one count of manufacturing or delivering more than 5,000 grams of cannabis, according to Will County court records.
Silliman was arrested Monday morning in Joliet, Ill., after a sheriff’s deputy pulled over the recreational vehicle that Silliman was driving on Interstate 80. It was raining, and Silliman allegedly was using the windshield wipers without the required headlights, the Will County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Silliman was alone in the vehicle when he was stopped and told officials he was traveling from California to visit friends, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies said they searched the vehicle and found 190 pounds of marijuana, a vape pen containing THC — the main psychoactive component in marijuana — and 6.1 grams of methamphetamine and a pipe.
The seized cannabis had a street value of about $600,000, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Silliman was booked into the Will County Adult Detention Facility with bail set at $100,000 and is scheduled back in court Dec. 12, jail records show.