Flomaton Police Seize Drugs, Over $46,000 In Cash In Traffic Stop
August 1, 2012
Police in Flomaton seized a small quantity of drugs and over $46,000 in cash following a traffic stop Tuesday evening — believed to be the largest cash seizure ever by the department.
Flomaton Police Department Officer Chris Neal conducted a traffic stop on a 2010 Dodge Challenger on Highway 113 for a moving violation. When asked if there was anything in the vehicle that police should know about, Neal said the driver — 21 year old Jarvis Dionte Corry of Atlanta — admitted that there was $35,000 in cash under the driver’s seat.
Neal said after detecting the possible odor of marijuana from the vehicle, he asked for and obtained consent to search the car. The front seat passenger, Neal said, had small baggie of a substance in his possession that tested positive for cocaine and a small quantity of marijuana.
Police reported finding a total of $46,010 in the vehicle. The money was discovered in several locations, including under the driver’s seat, in a shaving bag and in luggage, sorted into $1,000 bundles.
The men claimed the money was from student loans and that they had driven to Pensacola to buy a truck with the cash, but decided against the purchase and instead were returning to the Atlanta area.
Corry, the driver, was cited for impeding the flow of traffic. The front seat passenger, 35-year old Antwan Deonte Jackson of Atlanta, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance in connection with the cocaine allegedly found on his person and possessions of marijuana. He was transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.
Two other people in the vehicle, a 31-year old male and a 20-year old male, both from the Atlanta area, were not immediately charged with any crime. They were released along with Correy.
The investigation into the traffic stop and the cash continued into Wednesday morning at the Flomaton Police Department. The department will file paperwork to seize the cash due to possible narcotics activity, officers said. The vehicle remained impounded for further investigation.
Pictured top: Flomaton Police officer Chris Neal with over $46,000 in cash seized during a traffic stop Tuesday evening. Pictured inset: Part of the cash was discovered during this search of luggage belonging to the suspects. Pictured bottom inset: The 2010 Dodge Challengers stopped by the Flomaton Police Department. Pictured below: A portion of the cash, cocaine and marijuana (in foreground) seized. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.