Pinal County deputies seize $125,000 in traffic stop

Sept. 6, 2012 02:32 PM
Associated Press

FLORENCE, Ariz. -- Two Tucson residents have been arrested on suspicion of money laundering after more than $125,000 was found in their vehicle in Pinal County.

County sheriff's officials said Thursday that 24-year-old Anthony Oyola and 18-year-old Crystal Rincon were taken into custody after a traffic stop along Interstate 10 in the Florence area.

A deputy on patrol says he stopped a rented vehicle Oyola was driving for an unsafe lane change.

Authorities say Oyloa and Rincon gave the deputy conflicting stories about where they were coming from, neither of their names were on the rental agreement and the vehicle was past the return date.

A vehicle search turned up six plastic bags with $125,400 in cash.

Authorities didn't immediately know Thursday whether Oyola or Rincon had lawyers yet for their cases.

Pinal County deputies seize $125,000 in traffic stop