The supply of marijuana might be drier after U.S. Border Patrol Agents discovered more than 3,600 pounds of the drug Friday in a tractor-trailer near Hebbronville.
Agents working the checkpoint on State Highway 359 performed an immigration check on the driver of a tractor-trailer truck, the Border Patrol reports.
A drug-detecting dog alerted agents to the presence of drugs or people within the trailer and the decision was made to perform a search.
Inside agents found 201 black bundles of marijuana contained within three wooden crates of cargo, according to a news release.
The total weight was 3,625 pounds with an estimated street value of $2.9 million, the agency reports.
The driver, the tractor-trailer and the marijuana were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
No other information was available about the driver, a Border Patrol spokeswoman said.