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February 9, 2014

Local police, Secret Service, seize fake and real money in raid on Krebs residence

McALESTER — McAlester and Krebs police, working with local narcotics agents and the U.S. Secret Service, have raided what law enforcement officers allege is a counterfeiting operation in Krebs.

Police arrested two individuals at a residence in the 300 block of Hayes Street in Krebs following a raid on the residence Friday afternoon.

“We did a search warrant and recovered copies of $20 and $100 dollar bills, computers, printers, drugs, a bullet-proof vests and guns,” said McAlester Police Det. Sgt. Chris Morris.

“We also seized $10,500 in cash,” Morris said. Substances police believe were used in the counterfeiting process were also seized at the residence.

Two men at the residence, ages 51 and 41, have been jailed on a number of initial complaints, police said. Names are being withheld pending the filing of formal charges by the District 18  District Attorney’s office.

The 41-year-old was jailed on initial complaints related to counterfeiting, as well as initial complaints of two counts of possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Morris.

The 51-year-old was arrested on initial complaints of two counts of possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, Morris said.

Morris said the guns recovered at the residence were a rifle and a handgun.

The investigation began after counterfeit bills were reported passed at the E-Z Mart on North Hickory Avenue in McAlester, Morris said.

Police responded and the U.S. Secret Service assisted with the investigation and participated in the execution of the search warrant, said Morris.

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible, he said.

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