Yavapai County sheriff's deputies arrested a California man after a he found methamphetamine and more than $100,000 hidden in the suspect's sedan Monday.
The deputy stopped a black 2008 Ford Taurus with Kentucky license plates for speeding and lane change violation on Interstate 17 near U.S. Highway 260 in Camp Verde, according to a YCSO news release.
Karl Harz, 63, a southern California resident, produced a Kentucky driver's license, but the deputy noted nervousness and irregularities in Harz's travel plans and that he appeared to be under the influence of a stimulant, according to the release.
Harz denied the deputies' request to search his vehicle and a drug-sniffing K-9 alerted deputies to possible narcotics in the sedan, according to the release.
Deputies checked the interior and found about $9,000 in bills by the front seat and a small amount of meth in a cup holder, according to the release.
Deputies searched the trunk and found a duffle back and several liquor bottle bags stuffed with cash amounting to about $95,000, according to the release.
Deputies determined the money was connected to drug transactions and Harz was booked at the Camp Verde Detention Center on charges including money laundering, possess dangerous drugs and dui-drugs.
He remained in-custody Friday on a $250,000 bond.
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