Seward sheriff finds $1.9 million in suspected drug money during traffic stop

Authorities seized nearly $2 million in suspected drug money in Seward County on Wednesday. 
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Authorities seized nearly $2 million in suspected drug money in Seward County on Wednesday.

Seward County Sheriff Mike Vance said in a news release he stopped a pickup truck on Interstate 80, and deployed Igor, his K-9.

A search of the vehicle turned up $1.9 million cash in duffel bags in the rear of the truck, Vance said.

The driver – identified as 42-year-old Michael Gaytan, of Toledo, Ohio (pictured below) – was arrested for felony transportation and possession of illegal currency used to facilitate the purchase of narcotics.

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Agents from Homeland Security responded to the Seward County Sheriff’s Office to interview Gaytan.

Federal charges could soon be filed, Vance said.

 

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