According to CBS Dallas Fort Worth, on Sunday, two Dallas men were arrested by federal agents after they accepted a load of 550 pounds of Xanax.
The men, Brandon Lynell Gardner and William Ian Brown, now face federal charges of possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance.
“According to federal court documents, Brown and Gardner, are both officers of Dynasty Global Systems LLC, a local freight-hauling company. Gardner had arranged a shipment of two pallets from Denver to be delivered to a Northeast Dallas warehouse,” the Dallas Observer reported.
The truck driver assigned to pick up the load in Denver and deliver it to Dallas said he became suspicious of some of the details of the shipment.
The Dallas Observer reports that the load contained two pallets, and there was a “chalk substance” present on the pallets. The load was also a “priority delivery” to an unmanned warehouse.
The unnamed truck driver phoned police and told them of his concerns and suspicions.
On Sunday, police and DEA agents met up with the driver and examined the shipment. Drug sniffing dogs immediately alerted authorities to the pills.
The DEA agents instructed the driver to make the delivery as planned to the warehouse located near Interstate 35 and Northwest Highway. DEA agents arrested Gardner and Brown as they were driving away with the load in their U-Haul.
Brown and Gardner both maintain their innocence.