238K Drug Money Seizure

LIBERTY, May 30, 2014 - On Thursday, May 22, 2014 at approximately 12:30pm, Deputies with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Drug Interdiction Unit stopped an out of state passenger car that was southbound on U.S. Hwy. 59 just outside of Cleveland, Texas in Liberty County for a traffic violation. During this stop the Deputies became suspicious of the drivers travel plans and his behavior.

The sole occupant of the vehicle was identified as Armin Martinez, age 35. A consent to search was granted by Martinez and sixteen (16) bundles of U.S. currency wrapped with black electrical tape were located concealed in the front driver and passenger side of the bumper.

Armin Martinez was placed in custody and transported to the Liberty County Jail without incident. A charge of Money Laundering over 200K was placed on Martinez and bond was set at $1,000,000,00 ( 1 million) dollars by Judge Stephen Hebert.
The final count on the money seized was $238,980.00


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