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Fake $20 bill leads to seizure of more than $2K in heroin

February 22, 2018

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man’s provision of a counterfeit $20 bill to a friend for gas led to his arrest on heroin trafficking charges.

The Rock Hill Herald reports a Rock Hill police report says a woman who tried to pay for gas with the bill early Tuesday told police that 33-year-old Christopher Matuse had given her the bill.

Police searching Matuse’s jacket for more counterfeit money instead found a bag containing more than 15 grams of heroin, with an estimated street value of $2,360.

A search of the car revealed a suitcase belonging to the woman’s brother, 26-year-old Joshua Hinson. That suitcase contained around .05 grams of black tar heroin and paraphernalia.

Matuse is charged with trafficking heroin and Hinson is charged with possession. It’s unclear whether they have lawyers.

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Information from: The Herald, http://www.heraldonline.com

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