NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper seized more than $250,000 in cash and less than two ounces of marijuana as a result of a traffic stop in Nacogdoches County Sunday night. Two out-of-state men were arrested on money laundering and drug charges. Henry
Korvett Bams, 40, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Frederick Mitchell, 42, of Chicago, Illinois, are both still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail. Each man was charged with first-degree felony money laundering greater than or equal to $200,000 and a Class B misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces.
No bail has been set at this time.
According to a press release, a Nacogdoches-based DPS trooper stopped a 2014 Buick on US 259 north of Nacogdoches for speeding at approximately 6:04 p.m. Sunday. The driver was identified as Bams, and Mitchell was a passenger in the vehicle.
"During the interview, both the driver and passenger gave conflicting information and displayed indicators of criminal behavior," the press release stated. "An odor of marijuana was also noticed from within the vehicle."
A search of the vehicle revealed $252,611 in cash and a small amount of marijuana hidden in luggage in the trunk area of the Buick, the press release stated.
Both men were arrested at the scene and taken to the Nacogdoches County Jail.
After the money and marijuana were found in the vehicle, DPS Criminal Investigations agents arrived on scene to assist. The Criminal Investigations agents are continuing the investigation.
Bams and Mitchell were traveling from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Houston, according to the press release.