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AG: Alleged drug trafficker caught with $107,000 in cash in car

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Posted at 9:00 AM, Apr 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-20 13:26:27-04

PHOENIX — A suspected drug trafficker was found with $107,000 in cash hidden throughout his car, according to the Attorney General's Office.

Court records show that on April 11 police stopped the car of Juvencio Evlises Castaneda, age 34, near 27th Avenue and the Carefree Highway.

Investigators say Castaneda had been identified as a trafficker of illegal drugs.

A police K9 allegedly found methamphetamine inside the car. When police searched the car, they reportedly found 14 bundles of cash hidden throughout the vehicle.

The bundles which were wrapped up in duct tape contained $107,000 in cash.

Castaneda has been charged with multiple offenses including drug possession, conspiracy and money laundering.