27 bundles of cash found stashed in spare tire in Fayette County

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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. 

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