Tyler Brockman was arrested with $181,746Posted on August 17, 2009
On August 17, 2009 a DPS Officer stopped a Dodge pick-up, for a speeding violation on Interstate 17 southbound near Cordes Junction. While talking with the driver of the Dodge truck, the officer detected odd behavior exhibited by the driver that were indicative of criminal behavior. The DPS Officer deployed his K-9 and performed an external check of the truck. The K-9 alerted to the truck and search of the vehicle uncovered a back pack that was located on the back seat which contained several vacuum-sealed storage bags where $181,746 in U.S. currency was packaged.
The driver, Tyler Brockman, age 22, was believed to have started this trip for the transportation of the cash from Omaha, Nebraska headed to Phoenix. Brockman was charged with Money Laundering, Class 3 Felony and booked into the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Jail. The vehicle, a 2001 Dodge Ram 4X4 pick-up was seized.
Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety