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Tennessee Drug Task Force stops car on I-75, finds over $270,000 in spare tire

February 17th, 2010 12:00 am by Staff Report

Chattanooga Times Free-Press is reporting that authorities found about $270,000 in a spare tire, after stopping a driver from Houston, Texas on Interstate 75.

When Tennessee Judicial Drug Task Force agents stopped Albino Lara, 43, for an improper lane change on Tuesday, they asked permission to search his car, said Agent Mike Hall.

After Mr. Lara agreed, agents noticed some abnormalities in the spare tire located underneath the vehicle, Mr. Hall said. After cutting open the tire, agents found $271,020.


Read the full report at Chattanooga Times Free-Press' Web site.

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