Texas Department of Safety Seizes Nearly 5 Tons of MarijuanaPosted on April 29, 2011
Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations agents seized 9,440 pounds of marijuana after an 18-wheeler crashed into a utility pole near downtown McAllen Friday morning. The driver of the truck fled the scene after the crash but was apprehended soon after.
The agents had received information that the truck might contain marijuana and were following the truck in an unmarked vehicle when the crash occurred at the intersection of Galveston Street and 23rd Street in McAllen.
The driver has been identified as a 28-year-old man from Mexico. Investigators have not yet released the name of the driver of the tractor trailer. The marijuana has an estimated street value of over three million dollars.