During a Brown County District Court case Tuesday relating to the confiscation of $40,807 in currency seized during a January traffic stop, the court ruled the currency was intended to facilitate a violation of the Controlled Substance Act and ordered the funds to be forfeited.
After court costs are deducted, the funds will be divided between the Brown County Drug Law Enforcement Fund and the local school district.
Nebraska State Patrol Sgt. Reagan Wiebelhaus seized the more than $40,000 cash during a traffic stop Jan. 6. The two occupants of the vehicle denied any knowledge of the currency, leading to its seizure. Brown County Attorney David Streich prosecuted the case for the state of Nebraska.