Dollar, dollar bill: Troopers seize $5,400 worth of counterfeit money in Miami County


    <p>Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol have filed felony charges against a Tennessee man after a traffic stop in Miami County this week. (Courtesy: Ohio State Highway Patrol){/p}

    Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol have filed felony charges against a Tennessee man after a traffic stop in Miami County this week.

    The incident occurred on January 2, 2019, at 10:11 am when troopers stopped a 2016 Dodge Charger with Tennessee registration for a following too close violation on Interstate 75.

    During interaction with the occupants, troopers say they detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

    Additionally, troopers detected the odor of marijuana on the passenger as he exited the vehicle. Troopers then conducted a search of his person, and the counterfeit bills were revealed.

    The passenger, Lavin Mack, 39, of Clarksville, Tennessee was then incarcerated in the Miami County Jail. Mack was charged with possession of criminal tools and forgery, both are fifth-degree felonies.

    If Mack is convicted, he could face up to two years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine.

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