An Austin man was booked into the Jim Wells County jail Friday after officers discovered a large bag that contained more than $94,000 in cash.
The sheriff's department interdiction officers were patrolling Highway 281 when they conducted a traffic stop on the driver of a Chrysler 200.
During the roadside interview, Roman Alvarez gave the officers conflicting stories on his travel plans. Alvarez was detained and transported to the sheriff department.
A search of the 31-year-old's vehicle led to the discovery of $94,980.
Alvarez was arrested and charged with money laundering.