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Suspects arrested in counterfeiting operation

By Faith Heaton | Posted - Apr 18th, 2012 @ 9:16am

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PROVO — Three suspects have been arrested for counterfeiting U.S. currency at a Provo home.

In a news release, Provo police say officers received a tip then executed a search warrant at 343 N. 800 West on April 12. They found three printers and cotton paper that had the backside of $10 and $20 bills printed on it.

Investigators also found a total of more than $2,000 in printed counterfeit bills.

The team located a total of more than $2,000 in printed counterfeit bills.

Officers also discovered heroin, drug paraphernalia, and hydrocodone pills in the residence.

The suspects -- including Wendy Sue Goins, Wyatt H. Carter, and Valarie Watkins (left to right in photo) -- were booked into the Utah County Jail.

Watkins and Carter face charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and counterfeit US currency. Goins faces the same charges plus possession of heroin.

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