The United States Attorney's Office in Alpine declined to file charges against Luis Raul Trevizo-Loya, since several elements surrounding a potential case against him remain unclear.
The Big Bend Sentinel reports that Border Patrol agents arrested Trevizo-Loya at the U.S. 67 checkpoint south of Marfa on September 25th.
A canine unit reportedly noticed a concealed substance in the pickup truck Trevizo-Loya was driving through the checkpoint, and agents reportedly noticed that the bolts holding the vehicle's gas tank should signs of recent tampering.
Agents reportedly found an aftermarket metal compartment under the bed of the truck which included 10 containers.
A total of 706.6 pounds of marijuana was reportedly sitting in the metal containers.
Trevizo-Loya reportedly told agents that he was driving to Dallas in his boss' truck in order to pick up equipment from his boss, but he later recanted the statement and said he was heading to Tulsa, OK.
Trevizo-Loya also reportedly told agents that he had no knowledge of the marijuana in the vehicle before the inspection.
Meanwhile, agents say Trevizo-Loya tried to tamper with his cell phone while they were searching it.
Agents ultimately arrested Trevizo-Loya, but questions remained as to whether he was knowingly transporting marijuana.
U.S. Attorneys decided to drop the charges without prejudice, but they say Trevizo-Loya could still be prosecuted if more evidence comes to light.