In Bond County Circuit Court Thursday, State’s Attorney Dora Mann appeared regarding a civil forfeiture of money seized earlier this month in a traffic stop.
Resident Circuit Judge Chris Bauer ruled there was probable cause for the forfeiture of the $500,000 as proceeds of illicit drug activities and money laundering.
On August 20, Illinois State Police conducted the traffic stop of a vehicle travelling on Interstate 70 in Bond County.
During a search of the vehicle, the $500,000 cash was seized,
The case is being prosecuted by State’s Attorney Mann in conjunction with the Illinois State Police and the South Central Drug Task Force.