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More Than $1.5 Million Seized In Vance County Traffic Stop

Posted May 30, 2006

— A traffic stop and vehicle search resulted in the largest cash seizure ever by law enforcement officers in Vance County.

The cash was discovered about 10 p.m. Friday following a check of an unlicensed driver during a multi-agency traffic safety and DWI checkpoint on U.S. Highway 1 near the Franklin County line.

The money, totaling $1,550,000, was seized from a pickup truck by officers from the Henderson Police Department and the Vance County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities contacted the Drug Enforcement Administration after the money was discovered and DEA officials authorized the seizure of the cash and the truck.

Two occupants of the truck were taken into custody.


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