Plane full of pot makes unscheduled landing, no pilot or passengers found on board
Federal, state and local authorities are investigating the unscheduled landing of a private plane carrying bundles of marijuana at Houston Executive Airport in Waller County.
Investigators say the twin-engine plane made a rough landing and skidded off the airport runway around 7:15 p.m. Monday.
Search crews could not find the pilot or any passengers, but they say they did find a large amount of marijuana on or near the plane.
Deputies tell FOX 26 News the amount of marijuana would be considered too much for personal use.
The plane is registered to a man in La Vernia, Texas, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Ford AtkinsonFOX 26 News reporter
11:56 a.m. PST, November 22, 2011