Webb County Sheriff's Office seizes over $12,000 in cash

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - The Webb County Sheriff's Office seized over twelve thousand dollars during a routine traffic stop last week.

The incident happened on Thursday afternoon when sheriff's deputies encountered a black Chrysler 300 driving suspiciously on I-35 near mile marker 23.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop and smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Authorities say the driver was acting suspicious, so the deputy searched his car and a found a paper bag that contained $12,780 dollars.

The money was seized and the investigation remains ongoing.