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Man escapes after 1,727 pounds of marijuana confiscated
by Coy Slavik, Advance-Guard Editor
Apr 25, 2013 | 1470 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A DPS helicopter flies over the scene where a man fled his pickup that contained over 1,700 pounds of marijuana Wednesday morning.
A DPS helicopter flies over the scene where a man fled his pickup that contained over 1,700 pounds of marijuana Wednesday morning.
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GOLIAD – The Goliad County Sheriff's Office seized over 1,700 pounds of marijuana after a Wednesday morning chase near U.S. Highway 59, approximately three miles southwest of Goliad.

GCSO Deputy Brandon Gall attempted to pull over a Ford F-250 pickup at approximately 6:50 a.m. Wednesday in the Antler's Inn parking lot for following too closely behind a tractor-trailer on U.S. Highway 59.

"As I got to about the tailgate, he threw it into drive and took off southbound on Highway 59," said Gall, who also stopped a vehicle transporting 250 pounds of marijuana on April 16. "He drove about two miles and crashed through a fence and drove through the brush."

A Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter, officers on horseback and scent dogs were called to help search for the suspect, described by GCSO as an Hispanic male. The man was not found and by approximately 1:30 p.m. the search was called off.

The marijuana has an estimated street value of $800,000.

The bust was the second in two weeks in Goliad County. On April 16, Gall stopped a Chevrolet Trailblazer on State Highway 239. Five men fled the vehicle, leaving behind 250 pounds of marijuana and two were later captured.
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