801 Pounds of Drugs Seized in Starr Co.

3 years 10 months 3 days ago Wednesday, June 07 2017 Jun 7, 2017 June 07, 2017 3:17 PM June 07, 2017 in News

WESLACO – More than 800 pounds of marijuana were seized after a traffic stop in Starr County.

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper attempted to stop a 2008 Saturn Vue on U.S. 83 in Rio Grande City for a traffic violation on Tuesday. The vehicle evaded law enforcement before eventually coming to a stop.

Law enforcement was unable to locate the driver after they fled on foot.

Troopers discovered 70 bundles of marijuana, worth more than $4 million in the back seat and cargo area of the Saturn.

The case remains under investigation.

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