FAYETTE COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — More than $200,000 in cash was found stashed in a spare tire of a truck pulled over in Fayette County on Friday, according to the sheriff’s office.
Drug Interdiction Investigator David Smith pulled over a Ford pickup for a traffic violation near Flatonia, Texas. The driver and passengers allowed him, Sgt. Randy Thumann and K9 Kolt to search the truck, according to a release.
Smith found 27 wrapped bundles of money inside the truck’s spare tire, totaling $209,524.
Silverio Gonzalez, 58, of McAllen, Texas was arrested and faces a money laundering charge. The other people in the pickup were taken to the sheriff’s office to wait for their family members.