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19 pounds of marijuana, $12K in cash seized after Iredell County traffic stop



IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – A traffic stop in Iredell County led to the seizure of 19 pounds of marijuana and over $12,000 in cash, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office said.

Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) pulled over a minivan last Tuesday on I-77 for an unspecified motor vehicle violation.

A canine was deployed, and gave a narcotics alert, deputies said.

More than $12,000 in cash was found in a duffle bag during a search. Deputies said the stop led detectives to a home in Charlotte where Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police were called in to assist.

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Nineteen pounds of marijuana were seized from the home, they said. The sheriff’s office said no charges have been filed yet and this is an active investigation involving Homeland Security.

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