Half a million dollars in cash found hidden in truck

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ANTHEM - A traffic stop led to a truck driver with over half a million dollars in cash among his cargo.

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Over half a million dollars found concealed in truck - DPS uncovered more than half a million dollars hidden in secret compartments in a truck.

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It happened on Monday at about 11 a.m. when an officer from the Department of Public safety made conducted a traffic stop for equipment violations.

The driver was headed southbound on Interstate 17 at milepost 229.

A search was conducted after consent from the driver and a K9 alerted to the front load in the truck.

Deputies discovered false compartments with three duffle bags and 12 bundles of cash. The amount is estimated at $548,000. The truck and driver were released until further investigation.