STPSO arrest 2 Slidell residents for making thousands of dollars in counterfeit money

Narcotics and drug paraphernalia also recovered

Jim Hanzo
November 19, 2019 - 9:44 am
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Two people from Slidell have been arrested after the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said they were manufacturing what appears to be thousand of dollars of counterfeit money.    

Deputies were executing a search warrant at a residence on Ninth Street in Slidell when they found counterfeit money.  They also discovered computers and other equipment utilized to manufacture the fake money.  

44-year-old Kenyatta Meads and 46-year-old Lynn Pommier were arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on charges stemming from the counterfeit money. They were also arrested in connection with narcotics and related paraphernalia found at the residence. Meads was released from the St. Tammany Parish Jail on Oct. 25 on bond.

On Nov. 7, STPSO detectives were executing another unrelated search warrant at a home on South Pontchartrain Drive in Lacombe, where Meads had been staying after he was released on bond from the Oct. 2 arrest.  It was there that detectives uncovered more counterfeit currency as well as additional computers and equipment utilized to manufacture the fake money.

Meads was arrested once again and booked back into the St. Tammany Parish Jail.

Meads will be arrested on a total of 191 counts of L.R.S. 14:72.2 Monetary Instrument Abuse, one count of L.R.S. 40:1023 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, two counts of L.R.S. 40:967C Possession of Schedule II Narcotics (Methamphetamine and Fentanyl) and one count of L.R.S. 40:966C Possession of Schedule I Narcotics (Heroin). 

Pommier was arrested for one count each of L.R.S. 14:72.2 Monetary Instrument Abuse, L.R.S. 40:967C Possession of Schedule I (Methamphetamine) and L.R.S. 40:1023 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges and/or arrests are possible.

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