Teen Caught With Counterfeit Money

A Johnston County teenager is accused of having marijuana and counterfeit money in her possession after a vehicle she was in was stopped by Smithfield Police.

On March 6th, an officer stopped a car for having an expired license plate on Smithfield Crossings Drive.

Police said they found two counterfeit $100 bills and one counterfeit $20 bill, along with a small amount of suspected marijuana in the possession of 16 year-old Gabrrielle Padron Chavez of Clayton.

Police Chief Keith Powell said the items were found in her purse.   Two others in the vehicle were also charged with misdemeanor drug violations.