Archive for Friday, January 29, 2010

Undersheriff finds $1M during traffic stop

January 29, 2010


— A Clark County undersheriff says he was just following his instincts when he found more than $1 million during a traffic stop.

Undersheriff Daniel Knowles stopped a vehicle last week on U.S. 54 just outside of Minneola and became suspicious of the driver.

Knowles searched the car and found a hidden compartment with the money packed inside. He says the money smelled like marijuana. The total amount was $1,017,183.


Bruce Liddel 8 years, 4 months ago

Since when is it illegal to carry cash in one’s own country? Maybe the driver was just on the way to see a health care provider for a routine test, and didn’t have health insurance.

Under-sheriff Daniel Knowles says the money smelled like marijuana. Of course he does. How else do you manufacture “probable cause” after the fact in a stop like this? Did he find any marijuana? Apparently not.

Pardon me, but how does the Associated Press know that the total amount was $1,017,183? Maybe it was really $2,017,183, and Knowles decided to keep $1,000,000 of it for “court costs”?

Pardon my cynicism, but I’ve seen too much abuse. Maybe the stop was warranted, but you certainly couldn’t tell from a shallow story like this one.

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