Houston County Money Seizure

By: Erika Kurre Email
By: Erika Kurre Email

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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  • by george Location: coffee springs on Apr 25, 2007 at 08:28 AM
    if the money wasn't fake or used in a drug buy there should be no reson to take this money from the person. A misdermeaner charge of possion isn't good enough. some people just don't use banks if however it was used in a major crime take it and use it for good perposses. if it wasn't GIVE IT BACK TI Mr. Durr
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