EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — An Arizona woman is being held in the Madison County
Jail on money laundering charges after police found about $1.5 million in cash
in her car during a traffic stop.
Carole I. Galvez of Gila Bend was charged Monday and is being held in lieu of
Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons announced Wednesday a state trooper
on Saturday stopped the 62-year-old woman’s auto on Interstate 55 near
Collinsville for improper lane usage.
Authorities said their conversation led the
trooper to believe the woman was engaged in criminal activity. After being given
consent, a search of the car by police revealed the cash.