Large sum of cash discovered in Williams Lake man’s trunk

On March 10 at 2:30 pm Traffic Service officers stopped a southbound Pontiac Grand Prix for speeding on Highway 1 in Cache Creek.

  • Mar. 18, 2015 1:00 p.m.

On March 10 at 2:30 pm Traffic Service officers stopped a southbound Pontiac Grand Prix for speeding on Highway 1 in Cache Creek.

The car was travelling at 78 kilometres per hour in a 50 km/h zone.

RCMP said the driver exhibited suspicious behaviour and driving habits.

The 18-year-old Williams Lake man was given a ticket for speeding, but the officer also ordered the vehicle searched.

Officers found $50,000 in cash hidden in the trunk, along with three cell phones.

Police said neither the driver nor his passenger, a 19-year-old Williams Lake man, could give a consistent reason for the large amount of cash.

The money was seized and is under investigation as proceeds of crime.