During a traffic stop Thursday, one mile south of Premont, sheriff officers discovered a bag full of money.
Sgt. Albert Martinez with Jim Wells County Sheriff's office made the stop on Highway 281 for a traffic violation.
During the search, $158,050 was located in a gray bag in the bed of a 2012 GMC Sierra truck. The money was bundled in rubber bands, officials said.
The driver, Armando Llanos, 49, of Prairie, Texas was arrested for money laundering.
Llanos told officers the money didn't belong to him.
Llanos bond was set at $50,000.