Fortuna Man’s Snack Boxes Contain $90,000 in Cash

Apparently Cracker Jacks are giving larger prizes lately—but law enforcement gets the reward. Christopher Eichiner age 26 of Fortuna was arrested last Friday in Ukiah with large amounts of cash as well as marijuana.

The Mendocino Co. Sheriff Reports:

On 09/14/12 at approximately 2200 hrs., Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Suspect Christopher Eichiner for minor traffic violations.

Deputies contacted Eichiner and discovered his driver’s license was suspended.  Deputies were also told there was marijuana in the vehicle.  Deputies conducted a search of the vehicle and located marijuana and over $90,000 thousands dollars of U.S. currency secreted in snack boxes hidden in the trunk of the vehicle.

Eichiner was arrested and incarcerated at the Mendocino County jail on the listed charges with bail set at $20,000.



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