LORAIN, Ohio - Two Cleveland men were arrested after troopers allegedly found counterfeit money and marijuana in their car during a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said a trooper pulled over a Ford Taurus with Tennessee plates on the turnpike Tuesday at 9:41 p.m. in Lorain County for a marked lanes violation.
The trooper said the smell of pot was coming from the car when talking with the two men inside, so a search was conducted on the vehicle.
Inside, troopers said they found 3 grams of marijuana, a partially-burnt joint and $3,920 in counterfeit currently.
The patrol called the Secret Service to the scene, which confirmed the money was fake.
The OSHP is looking into whether newly-purchased goods in the car were bought using the counterfeit cash.
Troopers arrested 21-year-old Eric Wilkerson and 24-year-old Joshua McKnight, charging them with criminal simulation. Both are being held in the Lorain County Jail.
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