A routine traffic stop on I-40 Tuesday afternoon uncovered close to $40,000, wrapped in seven bundles. The cash was confiscated but no arrests have been made.
According to reports from the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office, the Criminal Interdiction Team was working in the Suttontown and Faison communities Tuesday around 12:30 p.m. when they conducted a routine traffic stop on a black Chevrolet Tahoe for a lane violation on I-4,0 near mile marker 353, in the east bound lane.
During the traffic stop, deputies become suspicious of criminal activity and had a K-9 officer conduct a search of the outside of the suspect vehicle. The K-9 reportedly alerted to several locations.
A search of each of the locations inside the vehicle yielded several bundles of U.S. currency. In all, seven large bundles of cash was seized, totaling $39,000.
Due to the Federal Asset Forfeiture Law, the money was immediately seized and the driver was cited for the lane violation and released.
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