By Michael Thompson - email
SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Authorities seized almost 200 pounds of pot along Interstate 20 this weekend.
The Smith County constables office in Lindale says 60-year-old Rigoberto Machado was pulled over in an 18-wheeler Saturday for a traffic violation.
However, an officer discovered 180 pounds of pot stashed in boxes. They believe the marijuana was headed to Georgia where it would be sold at a street value of $500 to $750 a pound.
"The marijuana is concealed in butcher paper, dryer sheets, and possibly what is called a cover odor on the outside and that's in case dogs were used," said Deputy Mark Waters. "This is for resale purposes and profit."