Man behind bars after counterfeit money seized during traffic stop

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A man is in custody after deputies seize counterfeit money during a traffic stop in Natchitoches Parish.

Shortly before 2:30 p.m. Sunday deputies attempted to stop a 2008 Pontiac G5 for a traffic violation on US-71 in Campti. 

The driver, identified as 34-year-old Eric Dewayne Phillips, pulled into a business parking lot, got out of his vehicle and walked towards the business after ignoring the deputy’s command.

When authorities approached Phillips and tried to detain him, he began to resist by swinging his arms and pulling away.

After Phillips was taken into custody a LSP computer driver’s license check showed his drivers license was suspended.

Deputies also found $2,000 in counterfeit cash in his possession.

Phillips was arrested and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center for Operating a Vehicle with Suspended License, Resisting an Officer with Force and Monetary Instrument Abuse.

Meanwhile, the NPSO High Tech Crime Unit is continuing its investigation into origin of the counterfeit money.

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