Deputies: $1.44M in drug money seized in Rowan County

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$1.44 million believed to be drug money was seized from a home Wednesday, Jan. 2 in eastern Rowan County. (Rowan Co. Sheriff’s Office)

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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — Officials said $1.44 million believed to be drug money was seized from a home Wednesday, Jan. 2 in eastern Rowan County.

Deputies with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said the seizure took place in the area of High Rock Lake, but did not give a specific address.

The search was reportedly based on probable cause that the home had a large amount of money, weapons and drugs.

Authorities said they also seized one assault weapon, three handguns, two sets of body armor, ammunition and two vehicles. 

Deputies said that no arrests have been made due to the nature of the ongoing investigation.

Officials said the money was taken to a banking institution in Charlotte where it was counted and converted into an official check. Federal asset forfeiture of the money is being conducted by Homeland Security.       

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