A traffic stop in Cass County has led to money laundering charges for three men.
A sheriff’s deputy initially stopped the car for speeding and, when he approached the vehicle, a strong smell of marijuana gave cause to search the vehicle. The search uncovered three backpacks containing more than $116,000.
None of the men could tell the deputy where they were coming from, nor could they give an accurate account for the money.
Judge Travis Ransom has stated that, based on the deputy’s investigation, the money may be proceeds from the sale of marijuana or other narcotics.