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More than $60,000, Firearm Found During Traffic Stop

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Cumby Police arrested a 25-year-old Tennessee man after bundles containing more than $60,000 cash and a firearm were found during a traffic stop Thursday, August 6, 2020 according to arrest reports.

No HCSO jail photo available for Tavaris Deandre Floyd

Cumby Police Chief Paul Robertson alleged a marijuana odor was smelled during a traffic stop on a Nissan Sentra. The traffic stop was initated for following too close to another vehicle. The stop occurred at 12:55 p.m. August 6 on a roadway at the Cumby, TX city limits.

Police then conducted a probable cause search of the car. Robertson reported finding two bundles of money in the center console and another between the driver’s side door and driver’s seat. A 40-caliber handgun was also located between the driver’s seat and console; a records check showed the firearm to be stolen.

Following a roadside investigation, police believed the 25-year-old Memphis, Tennessee man had more than the $60,000 found inside the car. Police believed to cash to be “proceeds of criminal activity”.

Consequently, Tavaris Deandre Floyd was taken into custody at 1:20 p.m. August 6 for charges related to the $60,000 and the firearm found in the car. He was booked into Hopkins County jail on possession of a stolen firearm and money laundering charges. The 25-year-old Tennessee man remained in Hopkins County jail Friday morning, Aug. 7, on both charge, according to jail reports.

Cumby Police Department patrol vehicles

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.

Author: Faith Huffman

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