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New Mexico Woman Accused Of Money Laundering

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A New Mexico woman was accused of money laundering following a late night traffic stop; the two other occupants were arrested on misdemeanor charges early Friday morning, according to arrest reports.

Sulphur Springs Police Officer Cleve Williams reported stopping a maroon Cadillac Escalade at for a traffic violation between 12:15 and 12:30 a.m. June 4, 2021, near mile marker 112 on Interstate 30 west. A records check showed no driver’s license for the driver, resulting in the 28-year-old New Mexico man being arrested for the charge.

Passenger Antonia Martines of Las Cruces was allegedly found in possession of $38,000 that the officer believed to have been obtained from criminal activity, so he placed the 37-year-old woman into custody for money laundering. She was transported by Sulphur Springs Police Patrolman Shawn Albright to jail for further investigation. She allegedly claimed the currency but refused to give any information about how it was obtained.

A 24-year-old Las Cruces, New Mexico man was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and was taken into custody for the charge.

All three were transported to the county jail, where they remained late Friday morning, June 4, 2021; their SUV was impounded.

KSST does not publish the photos or names of people charged with misdemeanor crimes in staff-generated reports, only those accused of felony offenses.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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