Mercedes man caught with $300,000 of marijuana in van

A Mercedes man was arrested for leading police on a chase that led to the discovery of $300,000 of marijuana inside his car.

Cameron County Sheriff deputies took Noe Villacaa into custody Thursday afternoon.

Deputies found 110 packages of marijuana in the 35-year-old TMs van.

Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio held a press conference on Friday morning to discuss his charges.

Viallacaa has not been arraigned yet, but has been charged with evading arrest and possession of marijuana.

The Sheriff TMs Department is investigating where the drugs were being taken.