Rowan County deputies seized $1.4 million from a residence believed to be proceeds from drug trafficking.
Authorities said Wednesday that no arrests had been made yet in connection with the seizure, which occurred Jan. 2 at a residence in the High Rock Lake area. The investigation in ongoing.
Deputies went to the residence in the eastern part of the county because there was probable cause that there was a large amount of cash, weapons and drugs, according to the Rowan County Sheriffs Office.
Authorities said deputies also recovered four weapons, body armor and two vehicles.
Deputies say they believe the cash was proceeds from large scale narcotics trafficking, but did not provide many additional details.
The Rowan investigation was a joint effort among several local and federal law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security and the Cornelius Police Department, according to Rowan officials.
The seizure was announced the same day that Cornelius police said the department had arrested two men and seized marijuana, cash and cars as part of a lengthy investigation there.
But Cornelius police spokeswoman Betsy Shores said the cases were unrelated, and that the department became involved with the Rowan case as part of a joint effort for a federal drug investigation. Joe Marusak contributed.