BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office along with the Interdiction Taskforce seized more than $1.4 million in cash along I-65 Thursday September, 5.
Sources told FOX10 News investigators believe the money was going to be used to purchase drugs.
Investigators said around 1 p.m., officers stopped a bob-tailed semi truck on south bound I-65 at the 38 mile marker. During that inspection, officials said officers asked for a received permission to search the vehicle from the driver.
Authorities said during the search of the sleeper compartment, four duffel bags were located with individually wrapped bundles of cash.
Investigators said the driver claimed he knew nothing of how the money got there or who it belonged to.
The money was confiscated and taken to a local bank for counting. After counting, the total of the seized money was $ 1,444,726.00.
This money was turned over to ICE agents for forfeiture.
Officials said the Interdiction task force includes representatives from Daphne Police, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office and Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office.
The investigation continues and additional information will be release at a later date as new or additional information become available.
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