Two booked on money laundering charges

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, Texas – The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office arrested two individuals wanted for robbery Friday.
Rodney Earl Curry, 37, and Christopher Anthoine Hollians, 39, both of Houston, were arrested on felony money laundering charges after they were found in possession of a large amount of currency during a traffic stop.
Deputies were alerted that federal authorities were searching for a 2022 Toyota SUV used in the commission of an armed robbery in Indianapolis and spotted the vehicle traveling southbound along U.S. 59. The vehicle was clocked traveling above the posted speed limit, and was stopped near the intersection of U.S. 59 and Old Lufkin Road. Curry, who was driving, denied deputies’ request to search the vehicle, at which point a K9 was requested, and Garrison Police Department responded. The dog alerted on the vehicle, at which point deputies initiated a search.
More than $100,000 was discovered in a duffle bag in the vehicle. Both men were taken into custody on third-degree felony charges of money laundering, though additional federal charges are expected to be filed.
The money had been released to the FBI, who has taken over the investigation.