State troopers found $21,000 in bundled cash stashed within the dashboard of a car belonging to a Homestead father and son during a traffic stop in Key Largo Tuesday morning.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers also found two marijuana joints inside a cigarette box in the car.
An FHP trooper pulled over the Ford Fusion, which was traveling southbound at mile marker 104.5 shortly before 10 a.m., because it had “illegally tinted windows,” said FHP spokeswoman Lt. Kathleen McKinney.
Leonardo Enriquez, 55, was driving his son, also named Leonardo Enriquez, 23. The younger Enriquez told police about the marijuana after an FHP police dog alerted his handler. The younger Enriquez also told police they’d find cash in the car.
Several troopers searched the vehicle, while both Enriquezes were placed in the back of an FHP patrol car.
The troopers found the cash — bundled and wrapped in duct tape — placed behind the glove compartment. It was confiscated under the Contraband Forfeiture Act, McKinney said.
One of the men faces a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge. He was given a notice to appear in court. Neither man could be reached for comment.