AUSTIN, Texas — A man has been arrested for money laundering after a traffic stop in Williamson County on Tuesday morning uncovered nearly $295,000 in cash.

Around 11:30 a.m., the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office interdiction unit stopped a 2013 Honda Accord for a traffic violation at the 4900 block of Interstate Highway 35, south of Georgetown.

According to Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody, deputies found $294,055 in cash located in hidden compartments in the car.

The driver was identified as Jose Valenzuela and arrested for money laundering, Chody said.

Jose Valenzuela
Jose Valenzuela
Williamson County Sheriff's Office

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