Three people arrested after APD finds counterfeit bills and drugs
Stacy Lanier, 26
David Coleman, 19
Brandie Brady, 31
Amarillo, TX (KFDA) - Amarillo Police arrested three people after finding counterfeit money and drugs in their vehicle.
APD were sent to the McDonalds at 2000 S Western around 3:22 a.m. Feb. 3rd on a man attempting to pay with a counterfeit $50 bill.
Officers detained Stacy Lanier, 26, who police say was in possession of 11 counterfeit bills.
A police K9 was called to the scene and alerted police to contraband in Lanier's car.
They found that the 2 passengers had warrants, local municipal warrants that they were placed under arrest for. They found methamphetamine, marijuana, and several other identifiers belonging to several people in the vehicle.
"After police investigated the vehicle, reports say methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found inside the car. Police also found a bag of over 20 identifying information cards including ID's, credit and debit cards and car titles belonging to 10 different people," says APD Officer Jeb Hilton.
Lanier was arrested for forgery of a financial instrument, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was booked into Potter County Jail.
Police identified the passengers in the car as David Coleman, 19, and Brandie Brady, 31.
Coleman was arrested for two local municipal warrants and Brady was arrested for one local municipal warrant. They were both booked into the Randall County Jail.
Knowing there may possibly be other counterfeit bills, officers are urging caution.
"With counterfeit bills, you're going to find that they're going to have a different feel, most of them are going to be a little bit smaller...different sizes. Now if you feel that you might have a counterfeit bill, you can always go to a local store and buy a pen to check for your bill. Make sure if it is counterfeit or not. If you don't want to do that, you can go to any store that has those pens and they'll check it for you. If you come across and find that you do have a counterfeit bill you can always call us," says Hilton.