Cash Seized in Truck Stop

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Morton police confiscated $672,000 found during a stop of an 18-wheeler on Interstate 20.

The money was in a tractor-trailer that a police officer chased six miles on I-20 west before stopping it at the Scott/Rankin county line.

Police Chief Nicky Crapps says officers believe the $672,439 is drug money.

Crapps would not identify the woman driving the truck or say what the charge against her is. She is from California and is in custody in the Morton jail.

Crapps said a Morton officer stopped the truck after seeing it driving erratically on the highway.

Officers found the cash, mostly in small bills, stashed in a compartment inside the truck cab. The truck was hauling dried peanuts.

Crapps says the truck was going to California from North Carolina.

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  • by Guy Guyverson Location: Meridian on Jan 25, 2010 at 02:54 PM
    10,526.31 to be exact.
  • by zhon-paul harris Location: stonewall Ms on Jan 25, 2010 at 06:19 AM
    the truckers need to be a lot more careful with money like that but bill i dont know the anwser to your question.
  • by ??? on Jan 24, 2010 at 09:26 PM
    ok so because this women was driving all over the road and she was from california or headed to california and has alot of cash she automatically is selling or transpoting drugs? maybe she doesnt trust banks with her money.. hey our government cant even be trusted with it... i hope shes innoccent and these police are made out to be dumb butts.
  • by Bill Drew Location: Coldwater, Miss. on Jan 24, 2010 at 12:26 PM
    I wonder how much cash a person may carry without fear of having his property seized by law enforcement officers?
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