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Counterfeit money, drugs found during traffic stop in Normandy

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Counterfeit cash & drugs were found during a traffic stop (Credit: Normandy Police Department) Counterfeit cash & drugs were found during a traffic stop (Credit: Normandy Police Department)
NORMANDY (KMOV.com) -

The Normandy Police Department posted on its Facebook page information about a traffic stop over the weekend for speeding. 

After the driver was allegedly found to be driving on a revoked license he was arrested.  A search of the suspect’s belongings led officers to quite the discovery:

$1,000 in counterfeit bills along with Oxycodone and marijuana.

“The amount of money is a little bit odd,” Corporal Tameika Sanders of the Normandy Police Department said. “It’s a lot of counterfeit money.  $1,000 in counterfeit bills is a lot.”

The suspect is in custody and facing charges from the St. Louis County Prosecutors office.  Police say the easiest way to spot counterfeit bills is simply based on touch.  It’s much stiffer and more rigid than real cash. 

Also, if you hold it up to the light you should see a water mark and security strip.

“If you could feel this counterfeit money it’s just paper,” Sanders said. “Upon first glance someone could easily be deceived.  You just take it, stick it in your wallet and now you’re stuck with that counterfeit bill.  And in a situation like this that’s $1,000 in counterfeit bills.”

If you’re found to be using counterfeit money without any prior knowledge you are not likely at risk of being arrested.  But the bills will be confiscated and you’ll be out of the money you thought you had.

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