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Counterfeit $5 Surfacing


Prineville Police had a busy weekend breaking up an alleged drug and counterfeiting ring.  Six people have been arrested and charged with a number of crimes related to possessing meth and passing counterfeit $5 bills in Prineville. Prineville Police Chief Eric Bush says the counterfeit $5’s first surfaced a in late May at the 7-11 on 3rd Street and Debbie Sue’s Cafe.   Then last week counterfeit $5’s turned up at the Towne Pump Gas Station on NW Madras Highway. Bush says its not unusual for find alleged drug criminals also tied in with counterfeiting; he says what is rare is making $5 bills; “Four of the people arrested are from Prineville and two are from Mead, Washington.” The four Prineville residents are: Seth Jokinen, 30, Shannon Smith, 42, Rudy Nin Parras, 51, and Leanne Jean Thompson, 56. Police say the investigation continues and additional arrests are possible.    

 

 

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