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.
More Than $3.4M Worth of Marijuana Seized During Traffic Stop
Texas Department of Public Safety
Updated at 8:54 PM CST on Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013
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.