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411 Pounds of Marijuana Found After Short Chase in Duval County

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DUVAL COUNTY (Kiii News) -

Duval County Sheriff's deputies discovered more than 400 pounds of marijuana Friday morning after a routine traffic stop led to a short chase on FM 716.

It was just around 6:30 a.m. when the deputies spotted a Chevy Trailblazer near Concepcion, Texas, and initiated a traffic stop for a minor traffic violation. The vehicle began to evade, traveling westbound on FM 716.

As the vehicle approached County Road 245 it veered off the road and six individuals got out of the vehicle and escaped into some heavy brush.

Upon searching the vehicle, deputies found six bundles of marijuana, weighing about 411 pounds with a street value of $185,000.