CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. — A traffic stop in Cleveland County led to $3 million in cash being found, hidden in barrels. It sounds like a scene out of Breaking Bad, but it's not.
On Saturday, a deputy with the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office stopped a tractor-trailer driving southbound on Interstate 85 for failure to maintain lane, officials announced on Tuesday.
The tractor-trailer was moved to a safe location for a search. When the deputy searched the tractor-trailer, they found $3 million in cash, hidden inside barrels containing raw pork shoulders.
The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office said there was reason to believe the driver, a Hispanic male whose name has not been released, was headed toward the United States and Mexico border.
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