WF man arrested for money laundering, over $500K seized during investigation

WF man arrested for money laundering, over $500K seized during investigation
Jose Hernandez (Source: Wichita County Jail)

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - A Wichita Falls man was arrested Tuesday for money laundering after over $500,000 was reportedly seized during a large scale marijuana distribution investigation by Texas DPS.

An affidavit shows Jose Hernandez was arrested last October by Texas DPS during a narcotics transaction of involving over 100 pounds of marijuana in Childress County.

Investigators then searched Hernandez’s home and found more evidence of a large scale marijuana distribution operation.

The affidavit states a Sentry safe that was found in the home contained over $500,000 and was determined to have been obtained illegally via the distribution of marijuana.

Hernandez was arrested on warrants Tuesday as a result of the investigation.

Hernandez was charged with money laundering over $300,000 and possession of a controlled substance over one gram but under four grams.

His total bond was set at $50,000 and he remains in the Wichita County Jail.

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