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Nebraska sheriff finds $1.9 million during traffic stop on I-80

Nebraska sheriff finds $1.9 million during traffic stop on I-80

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Traffic stop on I-80 nets $1.9 million

Law enforcement officers found $1.9 million in an Ohio pickup truck after stopping it on Interstate 80 in Seward County for a traffic infraction.

A traffic stop on Interstate 80 yielded $1.9 million in cash, after a Nebraska sheriff pulled over a pickup for a traffic violation.

At 9:35 a.m. Wednesday, Seward County Sheriff Mike Vance stopped a Chevy Silverado pickup from Ohio for failing to signal a lane change.

Vance became suspicious and asked the driver for permission to search the vehicle, according to a statement from the Sheriff's Office. Vance's police dog, Igor, indicated the possibility of contraband and a full search was conducted with the assistance of other officers.

The money was found in a duffel bag in the rear of the truck.

The driver, a 42-year-old man from Toledo, has been arrested on suspicion of currency violations and money laundering, according to the Sheriff's Office. Federal charges are pending.

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Nancy Gaarder helps cover public safety and weather events as an editor on The World-Herald's breaking news desk. Follow her on Twitter @gaarder. Email: nancy.gaarder@owh.com

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