A large amount of cash was seized by the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department after a traffic stop Wednesday on Interstate 20.
Sheriff Billy Sollie said the exact amount is unknown. He said a Hispanic woman is being held now for federal authorities.
"We believe she is here illegally in the United States and the immigration service will be arriving shortly within a week to make a positive identification and possibly deport her out of the country," Sollie said.
Sollie said the woman gave conflicting information on her name. He says the money is being turned over to the U.S. Treasury to determine if it is counterfeit or not.