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Counterfeit money located during drug investigation in Laurel County


A male subject possessed a large amount of counterfeit currency.
A female subject had outstanding bench warrants of arrest.

Laurel County Sheriff John Root along with detectives and deputies arrested two individuals off Rader Ridge Road, approximately 3 miles north of London while conducting a drug investigation there on Friday morning December 8, 2017 at approximately 11:52 AM.

Two subjects were located there --- one of the subjects there was found with 48 counterfeit $100 bills. This subject would not provide any information about himself and stated that he would make bond and go back to Detroit and not be back. Also a female subject located there had two outstanding bench warrants of arrest.

They were identified as:

• A male subject listed as John doe who refused to provide his name and possessed a large amount of counterfeit currency – charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument first-degree; giving officer false identifying information; disorderly conduct – second-degree; and resisting arrest.
• Edna Mae McQueen age 24 of Rader Ridge Rd., London charged on a Laurel District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on charges of possession of a controlled substance – second-degree. In addition, this subject was charged on second Laurel District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence – first offense. 

These two individuals were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Photos attached are courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center. 

Other sheriff's office personnel participating in the investigation and arrests included: Detective Jason Back, Detective James Sizemore, Capt. Chuck Johnson, Lieut. Greg Poynter, Detective Sgt. Kevin Berry, Detective Kyle Gray, Detective Chris Edwards, Sgt. Brett Reeves, Deputy Brad Mink, Deputy Brandon Broughton, and CSO Brent France.

Sheriff John Root stated that investigations will be continuing.

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