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Missiouri State Troopers discover $491k in suspected drug money during traffic stop

November 20, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Missiouri State Troopers discover $491k in suspected drug money during traffic stop

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency are working to seize more than $491,000 of suspected drug money discovered during a traffic stop by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

DEA officials allege the cash was either illicit proceeds from a drug deal or meant to purchase illegal drugs.

According to the Kansas City Star, the traffic stop occurred Interstate 35 in Daviess County back in May.

Documents filed by the DEA in federal court say agents alerted a Missouri patrol sergeant of a tractor-trailer registered in Oklahoma that could be involved in drug-trafficking.

The officer stopped the truck and a search uncovered plastic bags containing money in a gas can strapped behind the truck’s cab.

Authorities discovered additional cash in plastic jugs in a secret storage compartment.

Police released the driver because he didn’t claim ownership of the suspected drug money.

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