Man could face up to 40 years for smuggling marijuana into the U.S.

MGN Online

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A man is in court for allegedly trying to transport hundreds of pounds of marijuana into the United States.

Court documents say Joel Eduardo Martinez, 32 attempted to smuggle the drugs in metal pumpkins at the Colombia Bridge.

This all took place on July 23rd when bridge officials found the drugs hidden.

Martinez was officially indicted in federal court on Tuesday.

If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison.