A Montgomery couple was found in possession of over $37,000 after their vehicle was stopped in Hogansville for failing to maintain a lane, according to police.
According to report from Sgt. Raymond Gates of the Hogansville Police Department, Annastasha Steward, 31, was failing to maintain lanes in a 2006 Chevrolet Impala on Interstate 85 Wednesday, with her husband Jamarcus Dixon, 33, in the passenger seat.
The pair appeared to be “extremely nervous,” according to Gates, and he asked for consent to search the vehicle, which they denied.
After separating the couple for questioning, the two had conflicting statements about their trip to Atlanta, which Gates deemed as suspicious behavior.
Gates’ canine alerted on the trunk of the vehicle where a large plastic bundle wrapped with black tape containing $37,010 allegedly was found. The couple both denied any knowledge of the money.
The two had both been arrested by Gates in 2010 when their vehicle was stopped for a window tint violation. Three pounds of marijuana had been found in the vehicle, in which Dixon later claimed ownership of and was convicted on the drug charge.
In regard to last week’s traffic stop, Steward was cited for failure to maintain lane and Dixon was cited for open container for having about eight beer cans inside the vehicle, according to Gates.
The case is under investigation.