Over $15 million worth of marijuana seized in traffic stop

A routine traffic stop in Brooks County led to a large discovery, a 2,525 pound discovery to be exact.  

On July 7, 2017, a Texas Department of Texas trooper pulled over a truck tractor trailer on U.S. 281 for a traffic violation.

A DPS canine sniffed out the scene and was alerted by the trailer. 100 bundles of marijuana was discovered inside the trailer, a value of over $15 million. 

42-year-old Ruben Chavera was taken to the Brooks County Jail. He was charged with possession of marijuana, a first degree felony. 

 

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