Police seize drugs, gun and $142,000 during traffic stop

A routine traffic stop in Valley, Ala., yielded more than just a ticket for a Stone Mountain, Ga., resident after police found a loaded pistol, a bag stuffed with marijuana and $142,037 in cash in her truck.

Lindsey Bailey, 19, was driving a pickup truck north on Interstate 85 when she was pulled over by Valley Police about 1:30 a.m. near mile marker 76 for an expired vehicle registration.

The officer approached the vehicle and immediately smelled a strong odor of marijuana. A search of the truck yeilded a large, sandwich bag containing marijuana, a loaded Glock pistol and more than $100,000 stuffed in a sealed detergent box.

Bailey was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of a handgun. She was booked into the Chambers County Jail.

The drugs, gun, money and truck were seized for evidence and forfeiture by the Valley Police Department.

The Valley Police Department along with other agencies that comprise the Chambers County Drug Task Force recently began stepping up enforcement of Interstate 85, a known drug trafficking corridor, a release said.