Fayette County Interdiction Unit Seizes $189,151 Last Week

Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that on Tuesday Nov. 21 at approximately 12:17 p.m, Investigator David Smith with the Fayette County Interdiction Unit stopped a white 2014 Jeep traveling west on IH-10 near Flatonia.

The report said that after meeting with the driver and two occupants of the vehicle, Smith became suspicious of criminal activity. Consent to search the vehicle was given by the driver. Smith immediately observed tampering with the interior paneling of the vehicle and discovered a bundle of U.S. currency. A complete search of the vehicle uncovered several bundles of U.S. currency in the roof, dash, and quarter panels. A total of $189,151 dollars was removed from the vehicle.

 

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