CONROE, Texas- A woman was arrested for money laundering after more than $100,000 was seized from her vehicle during a routine traffic stop, authorities said.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, a DPS trooper stopped 21-year-old Vicky Martinez for speeding on Highway 59 around 10:25 a.m. on April 29.
DPS said the trooper saw signs of criminal activity and requested a canine team respond to the scene.Their canines smelled narcotics and a search discovered 10 bundles of U.S. currency totaling more than $100,000.
Martinez told authorities it was "proceeds of criminal activity."
The suspect was arrested and accused of money laundering. She has been booked in Fort Bend County jail.
There was a 16-year-old passenger in her car who was released to Child Protective Services.