by Donna McCollum
A huge drug seizure was made by the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday. It happened on Highway 59 north, near 259. Five hundred sixty-nine pounds of marijuana was confiscated. When a sheriff's deputy pulled over a motor coach, he smelled the drug immediately. A California man was arrested.
Nacogdoches County Sheriff Thomas Kerss was surprised to see such a large load. " At this particular time of the year, it's even more so unusual because we're just at the beginning of the typical growing season for marijuana to be produced in other countries, and so this is probably one of the first major loads that we're seeing trying to be shipped north, coming out of Mexico."
The load's value is estimated to be about half a million dollars.