South Texas vehicle chase leads to 500 pound pot stash
Authorities in Duval County near Corpus Christi found 500 pounds of marijuana after the truck they were chasing crashed.
After attempting to pull the vehicle over for a traffic stop, sheriff’s investigator Ronald Smithwick told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times that eight men ran from the truck after it crashed into a fence.
Smithwick says the men left behind eight makeshift backpacks of compressed marijuana.
Officials say more than a ton of marijuana has been found in the same manner in Duval County this year. Last year, they recovered three tons of cannabis in backpacks.
The vehicle’s occupants were not apprehended.