Police: Speeding stop nets $40,000 in possible drug money

K-9 Zuko (Photo courtesy: Shelbina Police Department)

A routine traffic stop ended with more than $40,000 in cash seized by northeast Missouri officers.

According to the Shelbina Police Department, just after 2 p.m. Wednesday, Shelbina police stopped a car for speeding on Highway 36. During the stop, officers said they saw reason to believe the occupants of the vehicle were involved in the sale and transportation of illegal narcotics.

Drug-sniffing dog “Zuko” sniffed the outside of the vehicle and gave a positive alert. Zuko also sniffed the cash, and it too resulted in a positive alert. Police say that could indicate the cash was used in the sale and transportation of illegal drugs.

The DEA was contacted and assisted in the investigation.

The investigation is still ongoing, and the names of the suspects have not been released.

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