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      DPS: Drug smuggler crashes car into muffler shop in La Joya

      Drug smuggler crash car into muffler shop in La Joya // Viewer Photo

      A suspected drug smuggler is behind bars following a chase that ended when he crashed his car into a muffler shop in La Joya.

      Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) state troopers are investigating the case.

      State troopers said the chase began in Sullivan City but ended six miles away in La Joya.

      Investigators said the suspect crashed his car into Pete's Muffler Shop off Expressway 83.

      No injuries were reported but state troopers took the driver in custody and seized 36 bundles of marijuana from inside his Chevrolet Cobalt.

      The Edinburg man is facing evading arrest and possession of marijuana charges.

      Authorities are not releasing the man's name but the car is registered to a woman in Edinburg.