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Brackettville Man Has Bad Morning

Release Date: 
February 11, 2010

Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Station arrested a Brackettville man as he was trying to circumvent a Border Patrol checkpoint with more than 600 pounds of marijuana valued at nearly $500,000.

Fencing material and feed sacks were not enough to hide this load of marijuana.

A seemingly innocuous load of ranch supplies was not enough to mask the 600 pounds of marijuana the driver of this pickup truck attempted smuggle around an established highway checkpoint.

Agents observing traffic, Feb. 11 on Ranch Road 334, stopped a 2005 Ford F-250 crew cab pickup truck loaded with sacks of deer corn and fencing materials two miles east of Brackettville. After stopping the vehicle the agents discovered the marijuana concealed underneath the deer corn and fencing. The driver, a United States citizen, was placed under arrest and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement along with the contraband.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017