D.C. Resident Pleads Guilty To Drug Count
Charges In Counterfeit Money Case Dropped
HARRISONBURG — A Washington, D.C., woman accused of printing and using counterfeit money pleaded guilty to a drug charge Tuesday in Rockingham County Circuit Court.
Toni Turner, 27, pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance. Turner received a deferred disposition, meaning if she completes two years of supervised probation, the charge will likely be reduced to a misdemeanor.
Charges related to the counterfeit case were dismissed in Rockingham County General District Court in December.
Cases against two co-defendants, however, moved forward.
Raymond Brown Jr., 25, of Severn, Md., faces 15 felony and misdemeanor charges, ranging from obtaining money by false pretenses to possession of forged bank notes.
A jury trial is scheduled in Rockingham County Circuit Court on March 18.
Jordan Brown, 28, of Clinton, Md., pleaded guilty on Jan. 10 to felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and felony forging bank notes.
He was sentenced to 15 years in prison with all but 3½ years suspended.
During previous court hearings, an employee of Valley Lanes in Harrisonburg testified that Raymond Brown used fake money at the bowling alley on Aug. 5.
An investigator with the Harrisonburg Police Department testified that Raymond Brown told him he found the money and didn’t know it was bogus.
Police say that eight counterfeit $20 bills had been used at Valley Lanes.
During a search of a Massanutten Resort residence at 76 Damerat Drive, police say they found a combination printer, scanner and copier, and paper to print counterfeit money. Police also reported that officers recovered counterfeit $20 and $100 bills and a firearm at the residence.
During the search, police say, Turner was in possession of cocaine, which led to the drug charge.
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