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Arrests for Counterfeit Money and Drugs in Cherokee County


Cherokee County Sheriff Investigators executed a search warrant early Tuesday morning at a rural Riverton home on Southeast 60th St resulting from an investigation into counterfeiting money and illegal drug use. Two suspects include 34 year-old Gregory James Matlock and 35-year-old Cassandra Lyn Hazen.


The two were transported to the Cherokee County Jail on allegations of Counterfeiting Money, Criminal Use of A Weapon, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Matlock's bond has been set at $12,000.00, while Hazen, who also had a charge of violating probation, has a higher bond of $13,116.00.


Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves said they know of at least two Cherokee County retail stores where fraudulent money from this residence is suspected of being passed as legitimate bills. The sheriff's office is asking store owners and managers to regularly train new employees, to remind all employees how to detect counterfeit bills, and why it's so important.





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