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Police chase leads to confiscation of 301 pounds of pot in Prius driven by three juveniles

May 29, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Police chase leads to confiscation of 301 pounds of pot in Prius driven by three juveniles

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Texas State troopers seized 300 pounds of marijuana and arrested three juveniles Tuesday after chasing them through a Mission neighborhood.

With backup from a Border Patrol helicopter, troopers tracked down three juveniles near the intersection of Expressway 83 and South Glasscock Road, according to information provided by Sgt. Johnny Hernandez, a spokesman for the Department of Public Safety.

All three juveniles were charged with evading arrest and possession of marijuana, according to the Department of Public Safety.

The Department of Public Safety didn’t identify the juveniles, and Action 4 News typically doesn’t name juvenile offenders.

At about 10:01 p.m. Tuesday, a trooper attempted to stop a 2008 Toyota Prius near the intersection of Bryan Road and Military Highway, according to the Department of Public Safety. The driver of the Prius fled.

Troopers deployed spike strips and disabled the Prius near the intersection of Glasscock and Expressway 83, but the driver and two other juveniles fled on foot through a nearby neighborhood.

“With the assistance of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter and U.S. Border Patrol ground units, the driver and two occupants were apprehended,” according to the Department of Public Safety.

Troopers seized 29 bundles of marijuana that weighed 301 pounds from the Prius.

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