Moorhead, MN (Learfield Wire Services) - The Minnesota State Patrol continues to investigate, after arresting a car driver near Moorhead with $100,000 in suspected drug money.

Officials say a trooper found $85,000 in a shoe box and suitcase in the trunk -- and another 15 grand in a suitcase on the back seat.

The 34-year-old driver told troopers he sold sports items, and later claimed to be a professional gambler.

The man was arrested about seven miles from the North Dakota border in the far northwest part of Minnesota. A search warrant affidavit says the man was driving from California to see a man linked to a narcotics investigation in Fargo, North Dakota.

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