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