LPD jails 3 on felony charges
Polk County Enterprise, September 2007
LIVINGSTON — Livingston Police Officers executed two search warrants at an apartment in the 900 block of Mimosa found a half-gram of crack cocaine and arrested three people at about noon Tuesday, according to Det. Matt Parish, police department spokesman.
Joe Allen Lewis, 25, and Katrina Denise Lewis, 25, of Livingston were arrested for possession of a controlled substance, a second degree felony, Parish said.
Marcel Thomas Jr. 26, of Livingston was arrested for possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor, and tampering with/fabricating physical evidnce, a third-degree felony.
The search warrants were issued after officers received complaints of suspicious activity at the apartment complex.
Onalaska and Livingston police officers have taken counterfeit $100 bills from several Polk County retailers this week, Det. Parish said.
The bills are difficult to detect because the counterfeiters are apparently bleaching out authentic $5 bills, reports show.
Several of the bills were detected in bank deposits after retailers had used “counterfeit pens” that did not detect the fakes.
Parish advised checking the holographic image in the bill. In all of the recently seized bills, the hologram is an image of Abraham Lincoln and the security strip indicates it is a $5 bill.
Authentic $100 bills have a holographic image of Benjamin Franklin and $100 in the security strip.