CHICAGO (WLS) -- Police recovered 386 pounds of cannabis worth $1 million during a traffic stop in the city's Austin neighborhood, officials said.
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Police say they attempted to pull over James Hargett, 37, for an alleged traffic violation after exiting an alley in the 1700-blcok of N. Moody around 7:15 p.m. Saturday, police said.
 
Hargett allegedly fled the scene, later stopping his vehicle in the 6200-block of W. Cortland and fled on foot, police said. He was found hiding under a porch and taken into custody.
 
Police say they found the cannabis while doing a subsequent search of his vehicle.
 
Hargett faces a felony cannabis possession charge and other traffic violation citations. He is due in bond court Sunday.
 
January 25, 2015
 
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