State troopers seize $2.2 million of marijuana in west Texas
State troopers in west Texas say they have confiscated over $2.2 million worth of marijuana.
A Texas DPS officer noticed a pickup truck with an unsecured load driving on the shoulder lane on IH-20 in west Odessa. When the officer tried to pull the truck over, the driver fled.
The chase ended when the truck became stuck in the mud and the driver escaped on foot, evading arrest.
Officials estimated the 377 pounds of marijuana they found in the vehicle to be worth $2,288,013, which works out to $6,069 per pound. It is unclear what the quality of the marijuana was, however prices tend to range anywhere from $300 to $3,000 per pound wholesale depending on where and how it was grown.
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