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Woodbury traffic stop turns up alleged counterfeit operation
Woodbury Minnesota 8420 City Centre Drive 55125

Washington County prosecutors are reviewing possible charges following a bust in September at a Woodbury motel that turned up drugs and counterfeit bills.

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According to a police report:

Woodbury police investigating suspicious activity Sept. 12 at the Red Roof Inn began looking at a renter from Onamia, Minn., with a narcotics history. Police conducted surveillance and spotted a two visitors come to the room.

Officers conducted a traffic stop on their vehicle and turned up suspected methamphetamine and meth pipes.

During the traffic stop, the Onamia man and several others left the Red Roof room. Police conducted a second traffic stop on the vehicle those people were in and searched it. Counterfeit currency, a printer used to print the phony bills and suspected meth were found in the vehicle.

Four people – the Onamia man, a Cass Lake, Minn., woman, a St. Paul woman and a man with no permanent address – were all arrested. A child in the vehicle was placed in protective custody with Washington County Social Services.

The case was under review last week by the Washington County Attorney’s Office.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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