POLICE: 2 arrested after fake cash, drugs found in vehicle

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested two people after they were found in a car with fake money and a printer used to print the bogus cash.

According to arrest reports, the two were arrested just before 6:30 p.m. in the 4400 block of Shady Villa Drive, off Poplar Level Road.

Police say they were sent to a parking lot at that location after someone reported that a vehicle was parked there and the people inside were trespassing.

When officers arrived, they say they found two people -- 30-year-old Robert McDonald and 29-year-old Alexis Burgess -- inside a Suzuki SX4. Police say they could smell an "odor" coming from inside the vehicle.

Police say the suspects gave them permission to search the vehicle.

Inside, police say they found a safe containing counterfeit money, as well as a printer used to print counterfeit money. According to the arrest reports, officers also found suspected methamphetamine and digital scales.

Both McDonald and Burgess were arrested and charged with first-degree forgery, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

They are currently being held at Louisville Metro Corrections.

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