DPS seizes $160k in cash
AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized $160,000 in cash Tuesday, Sept. 1, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Oldham County.
At approximately 12:20 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2020 Dodge Charger traveling west on Interstate 40 near Vega, for a traffic violation. The Trooper then discovered vacuum-sealed bundles of cash concealed throughout the vehicle.
DPS Special Agents were contacted and assisted with the investigation.
The driver – Caleb Hitsman, 25 – and passenger – Christian Evans, 25, both of Springfield, Missouri – were arrested and charged with money laundering. Hitman and Evans were transported to the Oldham County Jail.
The cash was allegedly being transported from Kansas City, Missouri to Los Angeles, California.