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Two hundred fifty pounds of what authorities described as an unidentified illegal substance was seized from a semitrailer traveling north Sunday afternoon on U.S. 59.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Sgt. Ruben San Miguel said the seizure occurred after the semitrailer was pulled over just south of the Victoria County rest area for a traffic violation. The trooper who pulled the semitrailer over detected criminal activity during a roadside interview.

San Miguel said authorities offloaded the semitrailer at the Walmart Supercenter at 4001 Houston Highway.

He said the seizure occurred at 3:25 p.m. Sunday. The driver, whose identity was not available, was arrested.

DPS is working with local and federal law enforcement agencies. San Miguel said the substance has not been identified and that the investigation is ongoing.

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Glenn Wilson

"...unidentified illegal substance was seized from a semitrailer traveling north Sunday afternoon on U.S. 59." -- The substance might be illegal, but until it's identified they don't know if it is or not.

Brian Vandale

Glenn, that's what I was thinking. How do they know it's illegal, if they don't know what it is.

Glenn Wilson

Brian - They probably use the same magical power the Victoria County Sheriffs do when making a Civil Forfeiture seizure in the total absence of any specific crime to tie the money to.

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