Iredell County deputies confiscate over $312,000 in cash

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Investigators have confiscated more than $312,000 in cash, they say most likely came from illegal drugs and organized crime.

"Operation Tar Heel Gauntlet" had Iredell County Sheriff's Deputies reel that cash in from only two traffic stops.

Both took place on interstate 77.

Although they have the cash, no arrests have been made.

Last Friday, investigators took $160,020 after a K-9 unit detected narcotics in one car.

Just days before that, a similar stop took place where $152,000 dollars taken in.

The sheriff's office says the investigation is on-going.