Salisbury, NC-- It's nothing new that law enforcement confiscate a little bit of everything during investigations, especially those involving drug crimes.
And quite often cash money, usually lots of, is also seized in drug crimes. And some officers in Rowan County got the find of cash find on Wednesday when the Rowan County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit and the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Unit executed a state search warrant at a house in Eastern Rowan County. The home is located in the area of High Rock Lake.
Investigators said they were acting on a tip that the hose contained a large amount of cash, weapons and drugs. Once officers entered the house, they found $1,439,476.28 in cash, an assault weapon, three handguns, two set of body armor, ammunition and two vehicles.
The money was believed to be proceeds of large scale narcotics trafficking. Due to the nature of the ongoing investigation, no one was arrested, but the investigation continues. The cash was transported to a banking institution in Charlotte, NC where it was counted and converted into an official check.
Federal asset forfeiture of the money is being conducted by Homeland Security.
For this investigation, officers received assistance from, United States Department of Homeland Security Investigations, Cornelius Police Department, Huntersville Police Department, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, Pineville Police Department, Mooresville Police Department and the Iredell County Sheriff's Office.
Rowan County Sheriff's Office