During this Interstate 80 drug bust, dirty money may deserve the headline.

On Thursday afternoon, a SUV driven by 21-year-old Alejandro Valencia of Bakersfield, California was pulled over on I-80 west of Princeton for allegedly speeding and a lane violation.  Officers with the Tri-DENT drug task force searched the SUV and allegedly found hidden compartments under the seats containing more than 4 pounds of fentanyl.  They also claimed to have found several vacuum sealed packages of cash totaling $152,500.

Valencia was jailed on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver.  He was also told that he will forfeit all that cash and his SUV. Valencia will have a bond hearing in BureauCounty on Monday. 

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