Counterfeit money investigation leads to seized firearms, narcotics, paraphernalia

Counterfeit money investigation leads to seized firearms, narcotics, paraphernalia
Several stolen and illegally modified firearms were seized during the search warrant (Source: Hobbs Police Department)

HOBBS, New Mexico (KCBD) - An investigation into counterfeit money in Hobbs, New Mexico on Aug. 2 led to the seizure of counterfeit money, firearms, narcotics and drug paraphernalia.

Investigation team
Investigation team (Source: Hobbs Police Department)
Narcotics were also found and seized during the investigation.
Narcotics were also found and seized during the investigation. (Source: Hobbs Police Department)
Counterfeit money and drug paraphernalia were found during the investigation.
Counterfeit money and drug paraphernalia were found during the investigation. (Source: Hobbs Police Department)

Officials say on August 2, 2020, around 3 p.m., Hobbs Police officers were called about a fraudulent transaction where counterfeit money was used.

During the investigation, a suspect was identified and went to a house in the 200 block of W. Coal Street.

A search warrant was obtained for the property and officers found several stolen and illegally modified firearms, narcotics, narcotic paraphernalia and counterfeit money.

Officials with the Hobbs Police Department have not released the name of the suspect at this time.

Additional charges could be filed.

The owners of the stolen property have been notified.

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