A bus driver found a hefty amount of marijuana in some black duffel bags that were stowed in the cargo area of a Culberson County-Allamoore I.S.D. bus on November 19th.
The bus was taking basketball players home to Van Horn from a game in Presidio when the driver found the drugs during a stop at a Stripes Convenience Store in Marfa.
The driver shared the discovery with a Border Patrol agent (who was filling up his patrol vehicle nearby).
The Border Patrol agent called Drug Enforcement Agency agents and Presidio County Sheriff's deputies soon rushed to the scene.
The bus was allowed to return to Van Horn -- with a police escort from Presidio and Culberson County Sheriff's deputies.
Coaches on the bus claim they don't know where the duffel bags came from, and no one has been arrested for the incident.
Now, the superintendent of Culberson County-Allamoore I.S.D. is sending a letter to parents explaining tightened security measures to prevent this incident from happening again.
Security measures include an enhanced checklist for Culberson County-Allamoore I.S.D buses, better security at Culberson County-Allamoore I.S.D vehicle barns and a coordination of safety with nearby school districts.
Parents at Culberson County-Allamoore I.S.D. are expected to receive the letter on November 27th.