Officers Seize Almost $27,000 in Cash During Traffic Stop
A traffic stop in Anderson led to the seizure of nearly $27,000 in cash and drug packaging materials.
It happened Sunday at 7:46 p.m. The Anderson Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a 2012, Ford Mustang for driving on I-5 during hours of darkness without its lights illuminated.
The driver of the Mustang Stephen Walker, 28 of Texas, did not possess a driver's license in Texas nor was he licensed in California. Donna Long, 24 also of Texas, was a passenger in the car.
Police said during a search of the Mustang, packaging materials consistent with packaging used for illegal narcotics trafficking were located in the vehicle.
A Shasta County Sheriff's Office K-9 was also used and positively alerted on the vehicle for the presence of an odor of controlled substance. No illegal narcotics were located during the vehicle search. However officers seized $26,900 in cash.
Walker was subsequently cited and released for driving while unlicensed.
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