95K Money Laundering Arrest
May 24, 2013
Liberty County: The Liberty County Sheriff’s Department
continues to put pressure on drug activity that takes place in and through the
At approximately 3:30pm on May 21st. Sheriff
Bobby Rader’s Criminal Interdiction Unit stopped a vehicle on Hwy. 59 near
Hwy.105 for two (2) traffic violations. During the course of this moving
violation stop, the Unit’s Sergeant observed criminal activity that prompted a
request by the Sergeant to search the vehicle in which the driver, Pedro
Hernandez, refused to grant. The departments K-9 was brought to the scene and
“hit” on drug activity in the area of the trunk of the vehicle thus giving the
Deputy’s probable cause to search the automobile.
Located in the trunk of this car were three bundles of cash
wrapped with duct tape and totaling $95,000. Pedro Hernandez, age 21 and his
passenger, Felipe Robledo, age 48 both from Aurora, Illinois were arrested and
charged with money laundering, a third degree felony.
Pct. 1 J.P. Judge Stephen Herbert set bond on each subject at
300K and both Hernandez and Robledo, both of which had prior drug arrest, were
placed in the Liberty County Jail.
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