Detectives with the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday night arrested a man on suspicion of making counterfeit money to use at the Clark County Fair.
Jeremiah J.H. Anderson, 34, was arrested at 411 Nevada Drive in Longview on suspicion of forgery.
During an investigation, detectives learned that Anderson was allegedly manufacturing high-quality money, according to a Cowlitz Sheriff’s news release. Deputies found a printer, linen paper, forged currency and drug paraphernalia in the home after serving a search warrant.
According to deputies, Anderson produced up to $20,000 in fake money to buy drugs and pay off debt over the past few months. An informant told police that Anderson was making a new batch of cash to be distributed at the Clark County Fair.
Anderson was arrested on suspicion of attempted forgery, theft, and possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia by Woodland Police on March 3. He was also arrested in June for theft and in connection with a case of forged checks, according to the sheriff’s office.
Anyone with more information should call Detective Rob Stumph at 360-577-3092. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers at 360-577-1206.