DPS: Major drug bust on Houston-bound big rig

Courtesy DPS

September 5, 2011 11:39:16 AM PDT
A traffic stop of a big rig last night led to a major drug bust. And investigators believe the rig was headed for Houston.

It was around 7:30pm when a trooper pulled over the rig for a violation on Highway 59 at the edge of Victoria. The driver of the rig allowed troopers to search inside the trailer.

Deputies say when they did, they found a substantial amount of marijuana inside. They say they confiscated roughly 7,480 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of more than $3.7 million.

Investigators determined the load was going from Mission to Houston.

The driver, Alberto Ozuna, 54, of Mission Bend, was arrested and charged with felony marijuana possession.