One bundle of U. S. currency was found in a black sock in the bottom of a suitcase. The second bundle was packaged with rubber bands and wrapped in a t-shirt within the suitcase. A large amount of scented dryer sheets were located in the backseat along with the currency. The find was made during a traffic stop on I-30 at the 125 mile marker Thursday night by a Hopkins County Deputy.
The deputy stopped a 2010 Cadillac Deville for numerous traffic violations. Upon making contact with the driver, Sherrod Darnell Dawson, 28, of Texarkana, the odor of Marijuana was emitting from the vehicle. A probable cause search led to the bundles of U S currency. A green leafy substance believed to be Marijuana was recovered from the vehicle as well.
Dawson is in Hopkins County Jail charged with Money Laundering more than $2500 but less than $30,000, a State Jail Felony.