A report of a suspicious vehicle on Dogwood Forrest Drive in Jefferson County on Saturday night resulted in the arrest of four people who were charged with possession of counterfeit money and several weapons.
Deputies recovered $2,500 in counterfeit money, two pistols, an SKS assault rifle, ski masks and a bulletproof vest, Sheriff’s Department Major Lafayette Woods Jr., said in a press release.
Woods identified those arrested as Justin Harmon, 18, Markveius White, 20, and Desmond Jenkins, 22, were taken to the W. C. “Dub” Brassell Adult Detention Center, where they are being held on probable cause of first-degree forgery, a Class B felony which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $15,000 or both.
A juvenile whose name was not released was also arrested and charged with forgery for the possession of counterfeit money, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and obstructing governmental operations. He is being held at the Jack Jones Juvenile Justice Center where he will remain pending arraignment.
According to the press release, Deputy Larry Aldridge encountered the four men who were in a 2012 Chevrolet Impala parked at the end of Dogwood Forrest Drive after he was sent to look for a suspicious vehicle just after 11 p.m.
In addition to the counterfeit money and the weapons, Woods said deputies found suspected marijuana in the vehicle.
The United States Secret Service has been contacted and is assisting in the investigation, Woods said, adding that all four men could face both state and federal charges.
Harmon, White and Jenkins are expected to appear in District Court for a probable cause hearing on the allegations Tuesday morning and an investigation into the incident is continuing.