MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - In a press conference Monday morning, the Montgomery Police Department announced that they took in $1.15 million in cash, found in the cargo of an 18-wheeler along Interstate 65. It's the largest cash seizure on record in the City of Montgomery.
A patrol unit pulled over the tractor trailer for an illegal lane change near the interchange on Interstate 65.
A canine unit, Daisey, is credited for the discovery of the money, that was hidden inside the trailer.
Officers say the driver willingly allowed them to search his truck, but because it's an open investigation, MPD is keeping most of the details close to the vest.
The police department will be able to keep about 80% of the money, but it has to be used for crime enforcement.
Daisey, the dog who helped find the cash, was also purchased with illegal drug money, seized off the streets of Montgomery.