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Bogus bucks bring arrests for six Californians at St. George truck stop

First Published      Last Updated Dec 20 2013 12:35 pm

Six Californians were behind bars Friday after being arrested by St. George police for attempting to pass counterfeit money and possession of drugs and a stolen firearm.

St. George police Officer Derek Lewis said the three men and three women, all from the Los Angeles area, were arrested about 7 p.m. Thursday at the Pilot Truck Stop, 2841 South 60 East. A store employee had called 911 after one of the six had tried to use an unspecified amount of bogus bills to buy items.

Before the suspect could leave the store, police arrived and then discovered the other five suspects waiting in two vehicles, one of them hauling a travel trailer.

"Officers obtained a search warrant [and] inside the vehicles officers found between two-and-a-half to three pounds of a substance believed to be methamphetamine, a small amount of substance believed to be marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a stolen handgun and a small amount of prescription medications," Lewis stated.

All six were arrested and booked into Washington County Jail on suspicion of various felony and misdemeanor drug, weapons and counterfeiting charges.

All six remained incarcerated Friday in lieu of $50,000 bail each.


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