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Money seized in traffic stop hidden in door jambs

Money seized found in door jams of vehicle (Source: Kilgore PD) Money seized found in door jams of vehicle (Source: Kilgore PD)
Money seized found in door jams of vehicle (Source: Kilgore PD) Money seized found in door jams of vehicle (Source: Kilgore PD)
Money seized found in door jams of vehicle (Source: Kilgore PD) Money seized found in door jams of vehicle (Source: Kilgore PD)
Sergeant Jarod Sears with over $30,000 seized. (Source: Kilgore PD) Sergeant Jarod Sears with over $30,000 seized. (Source: Kilgore PD)
KILGORE, TX (KLTV) -

A routine East Texas traffic stop led to the seizure of over $30,000.

Kilgore police say Sergeant Jarod Sears stopped a Honda Accord Friday on Interstate 20. After speaking with the vehicle's driver, Sears became suspicious of the driver's story and actions.

The driver gave Sears consent to search the car. During the search, $34,970 was found hidden within the vehicle's door jambs.

After an interview with the driver and collecting the evidence, police suspect that both the vehicle and large amount of cash are part of drug trafficking operations. Police believe the driver did not know about the hidden money, so criminal charges have not been filed.

After any seizure, detectives file a seizure affidavit with the court. The vehicle's driver has a right to a civil trial.

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