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Lots of Money in Driver's Suitcase Uncovered in a Traffic Stop

Date of News Release: 06/26/2012

KSP Sergeant Lafe Owens, Williamsburg Police Officer Brandon Prewitt, KSP-CVE Officer Duffy Sutton, KSP Trooper Ryan Loudermilk kneeling is KSP-CVE Officer Landry Collett and his K-9 partner

(London, KY.) - On Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 10:44 am the Kentucky State Police, Post 11, Criminal Interdiction Team stopped a silver, Chevrolet, Malibu, passenger car for speeding on I-75 at the 7 mile marker southbound in Whitley County.

During the course of the traffic stop officers developed a reasonable suspicion that unlawful activity was occurring and received consent to search, discovering $143,755 dollars hidden inside the drivers luggage. The driver was alone in the vehicle and received charges, from the KSP, for the traffic violation only.

Photo of the cash

The DEA was then contacted to assist in the investigation and the investigation was turned over to them. The cash was seized by the DEA.

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