(KMOV) – Police are investigating after nearly $9,000 was seized during a traffic stop in Litchfield, Ill. on Friday.
According to police, an Illinois State Trooper stopped a sliver 2012 KIA on Interstate 55 at mile marker 51 for a traffic violation.
Authorities said during the stop, the driver and passenger showed signs of suspicious behavior and both gave different stories on where they were headed.
The trooper investigated and found the passenger with three large bundles of money totaling $8,976.
According to police, the trooper seized the money after the passenger said it was for criminal activity.
Authorities said they continue to investigate.