What started out as a drug investigation soon became something else entirely when sheriff deputies discovered two people were operating a counterfeit money operation out of their home.
Deputy Sheriff B.J. Bray said they originally began the investigation thinking it was a meth case. After further investigation, deputies discovered a possible counterfeit money operation at the home of Glenn Morrison, 28, and Jessica Morrison, 30, Counterfeit $50s, $20s and $5s were found at the home.
Once deputies realized what was going on, they called in Secret Service agents and obtained a search warrant for the couple’s home on T.P. Cundiff Road.
During the search, they found the counterfeit bills in Glenn Morrison’s wallet.
Bray said they were using a desk printer with a scanner attached to make the bills. It appears as if the counterfeit bills were spent in Green County, he said.
Glenn and Jessica Morrison were charged with criminal possession of forged instruments, 1st degree and lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. There were no drug charges.
This is the second case involving the production of counterfeit money in the past two months. Bray said they have yet to make a connection between the two cases.
Sheriff Harrison Moss, deputies Bray, Adam Cravens, Jared Conover and Aaron Rainwater are investigating the case. They were assisted by United States Secret Service agents John Ely and Clayton Middleton. The investigation is ongoing.