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Three men escape after marijuana seized on State Highway 239
by Coy Slavik, Advance-Guard Editor
Apr 17, 2013 | 1381 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Scent dogs are released near Farm-to-Market Road 239 during Tuesday's search for five men who fled a vehicle after it was stopped by the Goliad County Sheriff's Office.
Scent dogs are released near Farm-to-Market Road 239 during Tuesday's search for five men who fled a vehicle after it was stopped by the Goliad County Sheriff's Office.
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GOLIAD – Three of the five men who fled a vehicle that contained approximately 250 pounds of marijuana have escaped after an extensive search.

According to Goliad County Sheriff Kirby Brumby, two men were apprehended Tuesday shortly after a Chevrolet Trailblazer was pulled over by GCSO Deputy Brandon Gall on State Highway 239 at approximately 2:45 p.m. about a mile east of U.S. Highway 183.

Five men fled the vehicle and four carried bundles of marijuana through a barbed-wire fence before dropping the marijuana approximately 50 feet from the roadway. They then fled into the nearby brush.

"All I did was catch up to the vehicle to try to see the vehicle's license plate," Gall said. "When they saw me, the vehicle sped up to speeds in excess of 100 mph. He stopped right here and five of them jumped out and pulled the bundles of what I believe to be marijuana out of the vehicle and tried to get over the fence with it."

Gall said he chased the men until they dropped all the bundles of marijuana.

"I chased them about 100 yards," Gall said. "Once the last person dropped the last bundle, I pulled all the bundles back here to a safe location."

A DPS chopper, four-wheelers, scent dogs and mounted horses were being used in the search.

Brumby said Wednesday that the two in custody will be charged with possession of marijuana. The vehicle is from the Houston area.

More on this story coming to mySouTex.com.
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