DPS Traffic Stop Leads to Cash Seizure

September 23, 2020
  more than $90,000 in cash

AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized more than $90,000 in cash Monday, September 21, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Oldham County. 

At approximately 1:30 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2020 Nissan Rogue traveling west on I-40 near Vega, for a traffic violation. The Trooper then discovered multiple bundles of cash inside  cardboard boxes and luggage in the vehicle.

DPS Special Agents were contacted and assisted with the investigation.

The driver – Leonardo Lopez, 27, of Banning, California – was arrested and charged with money laundering. Lopez was transported and booked into the Oldham County jail.

The cash was allegedly being transported from Banning, California to Pennsylvania.

### (DPS-Northwest Texas Region)