Investigators discovered more than three,000 pounds of marijuana Wednesday, after they stopped a tractor-trailer on U.S. 281 close to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office.
A deputy stopped the tractor-trailer close to the intersection of El Cibolo Road and U.S. 281, in accordance with a information launch from the Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office.
After a Okay-9 alerted to the trailer, investigators performed a search. They discovered wood crates filled with three,051 pounds of marijuana.
Agents with the Hidalgo County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area job drive arrested the motive force, 55-year-old Alfredo Mejia-Martinez of Lopeño, and seized the marijuana.
U.S. Border Patrol, the Sheriff’s Office, the Hidalgo County Precinct four Constable’s Office and the Hidalgo County Precinct three Constable’s Office assisted with the marijuana bust.
Mejia is charged with possession of more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana, a first-degree felony.
Court information do not listing an lawyer for Mejia, who stays on the Hidalgo County jail and could not be reached for remark.