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Drug charges for California bake sale bandit

A counterfeit bill hustle was apparently undone by high school students, a recent news story reports. A woman was arrested on charges of forgery and possession of methamphetamine and heroin for sales at her home. The forgery and drug charges are adding up to potentially serious consequences for the California woman, who is likely preparing a criminal defense. 

The woman allegedly passed a counterfeit $100 bill to high school students selling baked goods outside of a market. Authorities tracked the woman down, and she was arrested in the garage of her home. The authorities searched the home and also found 2.9 grams of heroin, 3.3 grams of methamphetamine, a digital scale, packaging bags and methamphetamine pipes.

The 41-year-old was arrested on a $75,000 arrest warrant. It may be easy to condemn this woman, but certainly it is possible that she was unaware that the bill she had was counterfeit, and that potentially it had been given to her by another person who was in the business of making counterfeit bills. The true facts of the case will be investigated and argued in court, and the woman is presumed innocent until proven guilty. 

The woman may be wondering exactly how she ended up with these forgery and drug charges. She will have plenty of time to think it over in a California jail until she is able to post bail. Other individuals facing a similar situation may wish to prepare a criminal defense in hopes of reducing or eliminating the charges. An experienced criminal defense attorney can be a great tool for people preparing a criminal defense. 

Source:, "Counterfeit suspect at school bake sale arrested on forgery, drug charges", July 17, 2017

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