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Vinemont man arrested for forgery, drugs; counterfeit money likely circulating in Cullman

Mark Anthony Nix / Cullman Police Department

VINEMONT - A Vinemont man, Mark Anthony Nix, 52, was arrested Friday, July 7 and charged with first-degree forgery, first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, criminal possession of a forgery device, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Cullman Police Department Sgt. Chris Thomason, along with Officers Trey Higginbotham and Kyle Foshee, and Investigators Justin Craft and Scott Sanford responded to a report of possible U.S. currency counterfeiting activity at Nix’s home off County Road 1435 (Eva Road) Friday, said a media release from the CPD.

After gaining consent to search the residence, they allegedly recovered several different denominations of counterfeit U.S. currency, printers and other items used in the counterfeiting process.  Also recovered at the residence, according to the CPD, were coffee filters containing methamphetamine and multiple items of drug paraphernalia.

Nix was arrested and booked into the Cullman County Detention Center. He has since bonded out.

Thomason said there have been a high number of counterfeit bills passed to local businesses lately and businesses should be on alert for counterfeit 5s, 10s, 20s and 100s. Counterfeit bills should be reported to law enforcement.

Anyone with information on illegal activity is asked to call the CPD at 256-734-1434 or 256-775-7179.

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