$386,000 during 18 wheeler inspectionPosted on November 21, 2005
Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) officers recently confiscated more than $380,000 from a stopped a tractor-trailer at a weigh station on I-65 in Simpson County. The driver was stopped for a random safety inspection when KVE officers detected the smell of alcohol on the drivers' breath.
Further investigation from a KVE K-9 led officers to request a searchwarrant. While searching the tractor trailer, Officer's Joey Conn, Stephen Burke and Randall Honeycutt uncovered a passenger's side storage box of the vehicle containing over $386,000 in U.S.currency.
"This seizure shows just how valuable our Vehicle Enforcement officers are," said KVE Commissioner Greg Howard. "Our officers understand the importance of highway safety, especially in instances where drivers are potentially impaired."
This is the fourth major cash seizure of the year for the Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement, totaling close to $500,000.
"This is a great day for law enforcement and the work they do," said Lieutenant Governor Pence, secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet. "Their efforts symbolize the dedication Kentucky has to putting a stop to illegal activities throughout our Commonwealth. I commend KVE on this important cash seizure."
Source: Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement