In September 2019 the Brewster County Sheriff's Office and U.S. Border Patrol agents conducted an operation which lead to the recovery of over half a ton of marijuana in Alpine, Texas. The marijuana was stacked floor to ceiling with packages upon packages of fresh high grade marijuana.
They found an SUV off of a highway and the driver was nowhere to be found, but his wallet was still in the vehicle. Deputies searched the vehicle and found over 1,100 lbs. of marijuana.