On Wednesday, April 8, 2014, at approximately 11:45 AM, a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that had been traveling northbound on Interstate 45 near Calvary Road. During the traffic stop and investigation, the Deputy established reason to request consent to search the vehicle, which was denied by the driver.
The Deputy deployed his canine partner which alerted to the odor of a narcotic inside the vehicle. After the dog alerted, the driver stated marijuana was recently smoked inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted and a backpack was located in the back seat of the vehicle that contained a large amount of United States currency.
The driver and a passenger both denied ownership of the backpack and money. Both the driver and passenger were detained and the money was seized. Montgomery County Special Investigation Units and representatives of the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office were called out and assisted in the investigation. The driver and passenger were arrested and charged with felony money laundering. The money seized was later counted and totaled more than $200,000.00.
Clarence Adams, Jr. (date of birth 11/22/1985) Charged with felony money laundering
Cedric Ray Tatum (date of birth 08/20/1973) Charged with felony money laundering