Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement
Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officers Seize More Than $20,000 in Cash from Suspended Vehicle
Walton, KY - Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officers (KVE) recently confiscated more than $20,000 from a stopped a tractor-trailer at the Kenton County Weigh Station on I-75 South. Upon completion of the inspection, officers found that the driver of the vehicle had a suspended license and lacked proper operating authority.
Further investigation led KVE; Lieutenant Randy Jenkins to request and receive consent to search the vehicle. While searching the tractor-trailer, Officer Jenkins uncovered a sleeper birth closet with $21,286.50 in U.S. currency. "When currency of this magnitude is recovered during an arrest, it becomes necessary to confiscate and impound the currency until a full investigation can be condicted," said Officer Jenkins. "After a thorough investigation is conducted, the final destination of the cash will be determined."
This seizure shows just how valuable our Vehicle Enforcement officers are,” said KVE Commissioner Greg Howard. “Our officers are highly trained experts in all areas of law enforcement, especially areas like this.”
This is the third major cash seizure of the year for the Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement, totaling over $79,393.50. “This is a great day for law enforcement and the work they do,” said Lieutenant Governor Pence, secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet. “Their efforts symbolize the dedication Kentucky has to putting a stop to illegal activities throughout our Commonwealth. I commend KVE on this important cash seizure.”