Counterfeit bills found in W.Va. man's car
By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Police found about $1,800 worth of counterfeit money in a car during a traffic stop last Saturday, and later found more counterfeit money and equipment capable of making counterfeit money in a house in Ranson, Charles Town Police alleged.
The discovery was made after Charles Town Police noticed an odor of marijuana coming from inside a car as it passed through a drunken-driving checkpoint police had set up at East Washington and Court streets about 12:20 a.m., according to Cpl. Steve Harris.
After he got out of the car, the driver was asked if he had any marijuana, Harris said.
The man pulled a clear plastic bag of suspected marijuana from his coat pocket, according to a criminal complaint filed in Jefferson County Magistrate Court.
Harris searched the blue Oldsmobile and found 18 counterfeit $100 bills in the center console and a counterfeit $20 bill under the ashtray, the complaint alleged.