DPS says he was driving from Arizona to Washington, D.C. Information on whether Avila had an attorney was not immediately available Monday.
A drug dog alerted to the marijuana after the driver refused to let the troopers search the van. The marijuana was wrapped in cellophane and inside boxes, DPS trooper Gabriel Medrano said. The street value of the pot was estimated at about $460,000, the release states.
Avila, who was traveling alone, was released from the Gray County Jail on Monday on $50,000 bail.
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