Houston County Money Seizure

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Nearly $50,000 dollars has been seized by Houston County Sheriff's investigators. The recovery happened early Saturday morning, but was just made public.

At a news conference Tuesday, Houston County authorities say this is one of the largest money seizures made in the past 10 years.

More than $46,000 dollars was found in a storage unit and on the person who is accused of using it, Richard Durr.

Investigators also recovered a 40-calibur handgun and a small amount of marijuana with the help of the Alabama Bureau of Investigations.

Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes said, "We're out there every day. We've got narcotics investigators on our patrol personnel and they're also trained in detection of people who are transporting narcotics."

So far, no charges have been filed in this case.

The money recovered during the search will be condemned and used for the purchase of sheriff's department equipment.

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