Colorado State Patrol seizes over $15,000 after stopping vehicle going 95 mph on I-25

Felon with gun in car arrested

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY, Colo. - A Colorado State Patrol Sergeant stopped a vehicle on Interstate 25, about 16 miles north of Trinidad for speeding more 95 mph, and ended up finding $15,000 in cash.

The male driver was not the registered owner of the vehicle, could not explain why he had possession of the vehicle.  Attempts to find the owner were unsuccessful. 

The driver was cited for speeding and the vehicle was towed.

During an inventory of the vehicle, a weapon was also found.  The driver was a convicted felon, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Colorado law prohibits felons from possessing a firearm.  The vehicle search also resulted in an unknown, large amount of currency found, in addition to multiple bank and gift cards. 

A K-9 search of the vehicle found over $15,000 in currency.  The driver was unable to supply any paperwork for possession of the money.  The driver was released and the money taken for processing.

As the investigation is ongoing and no further details were available Saturday.