Montgomery police find $345,915 during traffic stop
The Montgomery Police Department received more than proof of insurance from a driver at a recent traffic stop. It confiscated $345,915 of suspected drug money, said Maj. Huey Thornton, a police spokesman.
After officers stopped the driver of a black 2000 Kenworth tractor trailer that was on Interstate 85 going 62 mph in a 50-mph zone, they had a K-9 sniff the exterior of the vehicle. The dog signaled police that it detected something.
The K-9 then was sent into the interior of the vehicle and discovered a closet within the cab. When officers entered the closet, they discovered 12 bundles wrapped with black electrical tape. The bundles contained $345,915.
No drugs were found in the vehicle or on the truck driver.
When questioned about the money, the driver told police he had no knowledge about the money or what it might be doing in his vehicle. He denied any connection to the currency.
Police released the driver but confiscated the money.