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More Than $3.4M Worth of Marijuana Seized During Traffic Stop

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013  |  Updated 8:54 PM CDT
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More Than $3.4M Worth of Marijuana Seized

Texas Department of Public Safety

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A state trooper pulled over a tractor trailer in South Texas Tuesday and found more than $3.4 million worth of marijuana in the vehicle.

Paul Anthony Simmons was driving a 1999 tractor trailer in San Patricio County, which was towing a tanker. 
 
A Texas Highway Patrol trooper stopped Simmons' trailer for commercial vehicle inspection. 
 
During the inspection, the trooper discovered approximately 7,816 pounds of marijuana hidden within the tanker.
 
The Texas Department of Public Safety seized the marijuana and arrested Simmons for possession of marijuana.
 
Authorities have not provided additional information at this time.
 
DPS agents are investigating the incident. 
 

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