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State troopers seize nearly 230 pounds of marijuana in McAllen

State troopers seized nearly 230 pounds of marijuana Monday in McAllen. (Photos courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety)

State troopers seized nearly 230 pounds of marijuana Monday in McAllen.

At about 8:30 p.m. Monday, a state trooper attempted to stop a Dodge Ram traveling eastbound on Expressway 83, according to a news release from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The Dodge didn't immediately stop, and state troopers followed the truck to the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 495 and Taylor Road.

Troopers arrested the driver, 25-year-old Perfecto Garza Enriquez of Camargo, and seized 226 pounds of marijuana.

Garza is charged with possession of marijuana, a second-degree felony; evading arrest and detention with a vehicle, a third-degree felony; and evading arrest and detention on foot, a Class A misdemeanor.

He remained at the Hidalgo County jail Tuesday morning and couldn't be reached for comment.

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