$900K in cash discovered during Monroe traffic stop

Crime

Monroe Police

MONROE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – A routine traffic stop in Monroe revealed a huge amount of cash inside a vehicle, police say.

On Saturday, a traffic stop was conducted on a white Ford pickup around 10 p.m. near U.S. 74 and Rocky River Road due to a registration plate violation.

A K9-Unit found illegal contraband during a search of the vehicle. More than $900,000 in cash wrapped in vacuum-sealed plastic bags was discovered.

Investigators say this is consistent with drug trafficking.

“Being able to take this money, which is clearly the by-product of drug trafficking, off the streets and out of the hands of drug dealers, is a great thing for our community,” said Monroe Police Chief Bryan Gilliard. “I am extremely proud of our officers and our K-9 program.”

It is unclear if any arrests were made and no names were mentioned in the police report.

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