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GCSO seizes 250 pounds of marijuana after stop on FM 239
by Coy Slavik, Advance-Guard Editor
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A scent-tracking dog is given the scent from the Chevrolet Blazer in the background before being sent out in search of five suspects in Tuesday's drug bust on Farm-to-Market Road 239.
A scent-tracking dog is given the scent from the Chevrolet Blazer in the background before being sent out in search of five suspects in Tuesday's drug bust on Farm-to-Market Road 239.
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GOLIAD – The Goliad County Sheriff's Office are still seeking five men who fled a Chevrolet Trailblazer after it was stopped on Farm-to-Market Road 239 Tuesday afternoon.

Bundles of marijuana totaling 250 pounds were seized at scene. The marijuana had an estimated street value of $500,000.

At approximately 2:45 p.m., GCSO Deputy Brandon Gall followed the Trailblazer onto FM 239.

"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 four of the men tried to carry the bundles on their backs, but dropped them after about walking 30 feet past the fence. They then fled into the tree line.

"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-tracking dogs and mounted horses were being used in the search.

More on this story coming to mySouTex.com.

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