Trial continues for truck driver accused of hauling two thousand pounds of pot

Friday, May 4, 2012 - 10:19am

WACO -- Defense testimony continued today in the trial of a truck driver accused of hauling two thousand pounds worth of marijuana up to Dallas but was caught south of Waco in Lorena.

It happened in April of 2011 when a state trooper pulled over 18-wheeler driver Sergio Pileta allegedly carrying toys in his truck.

But what the trooper found was 5 million dollars worth of pot.

Interstate 35 is known as the largest drug corridor in America. And as more local drug producers are caught, more drugs are being transported here from Mexico.

"There is being cocaine hauled up from the Valley area. Now, since the small methamphetamine labs are being shut around, shut down in the local areas, now the Mexican cartel is starting to make methamphetamines and it's shown that it's coming up through the interstate systems also," DPS Trooper D.L. Wilson said.

Pileta's attorney says he had no idea he was carrying the drugs.

He says when he arrived to work the truck had already been filled and sealed and the bill said the truck was full of toys.

Trial will continue Friday.


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