POSTED: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 9:15am
UPDATED: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 9:15am
The son of the Mayor of Pharr, Leo Palacios III, made bond on Tuesday morning after he allegedly attempted to smuggle more than 100 pounds of marijuana through the Falfurrias check point.
He appeared before the U.S. Magistrate Judge in Corpus Christi for possession with intent to distribute marijuana. As he attempted to drive through at the check point, a drug sniffing dog alerted agents to the trunk of Palacios vehicle. After inspecting the vehicle agents found the bundles of marijuana and Palacios was arrested at the time.