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Marijuana haul one for the record books
Houston County Courier - February 2009
Texas Department of Public Safety is asking for the public's help after finding almost five tons of marijuana in an abandoned school bus in Webb County.
A DPS Highway Patrol trooper on routine patrol saw the school bus on the side of the road Saturday morning, Jan. 31 on U.S. 59 and went to investigate.
He discovered more than 9,210 pounds of marijuana worth $3.9 million.
The 560 bundles of marijuana were hidden under cardboard and in a secret ceiling compartment.
This is the second largest marijuana seizure by DPS during routine traffic enforcement since 1997.
The bus may have experienced engine problems. No suspect has been identified at this point, and DPS Narcotics is now conducting the follow-up investigation.
Anyone with information about the case is urged to call DPS Narcotics at (956) 728-2201.