Authorities seize more than $500K from Union County home

- Detectives seized suitcase containing more than half a million dollars from a Union County home last week.

According to the Union County Sheriff's Office, officers conducted a search on a home in the 1000 block of Heather Glen Drive in Wesley Chapel after receiving a tip. Deputies seized the suitcase, a 9mm handgun, a suppressor, and a stolen motorcycle. 

Authorities arrested Vernice Simpson, 48, and charged her with possession or receiving stolen goods. 

The cash was later turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration, deputies said.

Investigators said this same home was targeted by several suspects on May 10, who forcibly entered and burglarized the residence. 

The suspects in that case have not yet been identified. 

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