Two men have been arrested after police seized a gun, drugs and $750 in counterfeit bills following an investigation.
On October 8, Duson Police say they, in conjunction with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, seized $750.00 in counterfeit $100 and $50 Bills, an AR 15 Rifle, a Ballistic Vest, 4.30 grams of Heroin, 8 grams of Methamphetamine and a variety of other narcotic related paraphernalia.
Arrested were 39-years-old Zachary Ford of Lafayette and 48-years-old Heath Hulin of Breaux Bridge
The investigation, according to police, involved reports from vendors and businesses throughout Lafayette Parish that said they had received a variety of counterfeit money over the past 10 days.
A vehicle description was provided and Duson Police located the suspect vehicle with Ford and Hulin inside.
Officers say they learned that Ford was wanted by Lafayette Police for Monetary instrument abuse for possessing tools for forgery/counterfeiting and for passing counterfeit bills in Lafayette.
A search of the vehicle the two were traveling in yielded the recovery of drugs, gun, ballistic vest and counterfeit money.
The serial numbers associated with the fake money are:
- $100 bills S/N DC48334868A GI6488715A KB82252875E
- $50 bills S/N AI25858506A MK91489963A MG23952082A MG16902879B
Both men were booked in the Acadia Parish Jail
Ford was charged with Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Methamphetamine as well as the outstanding Lafayette warrant.
Hulin has been charged with Possession of a Firearm in the presence of controlled dangerous substance, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Monetary Instrument Abuse.
This investigation is ongoing.
If anyone has received a counterfeit bill they are asked to contact your local police departments.
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