De Queen Man Arrested in Counterfeit Probe

DE QUEEN, Ark. (AP) - A De Queen man was arrested on a forgery charge after the Secret Service said it linked him to counterfeit money distributed in the area.

Harold David Johnson was arrested Saturday after search warrants were served on him. Prosecutors said he passed fake money at the Sevier County Cooperative during December.

The 50-year-old also faces a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm after a pistol was found at his home. A drug task force that searched the home found a bag of unidentified pills that will be sent to the state Crime Laboratory in Little Rock for identification.

Bail was set at $150,000 and prosecutors said additional charges could be filed.

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