Meth and money seized after Wheeler County traffic stop

On 7-20-18, a Wheeler County Sheriff's deputy stopped a SUV on I 40 near the 162 mile marker. The driver consented to a search of the vehicle.

During the search, the deputy located $50,685.00 in the engine compartment of the vehicle. The passenger was found to be in possession of methamphetamine over 1 gram and under 4g.

Both the driver and passenger were arrested and charged with money laundering. The passenger was also charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Both suspects were booked into the Wheeler County Jail.

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