Police arrest woman who was carrying cash

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The Tribune
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Friday, June 22, 2012
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The Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement team said it seized more than $22,000 in cash Tuesday that is believed to be proceeds from drug sales.

MADGE Lt. Brett Johnson said the cash was intercepted on a bus traveling south to California.

The case came together through a tip. MADGE assisted Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Department of Homeland Security investigators, Johnson said.  "We don't often get the money as it's heading south," he said.

Investigators contacted Marisol Resendiz-Pineda, 27, on the bus and found her in possession of $22,136 in cash.

Resendiz-Pineda, of Panorama, Calif., was arrested on a money laundering charge and was lodged in the Jackson County Jail without bail.

In addition, ICE charged her with suspicion of being in the country illegally.