Large counterfeiting operation uncovered in Mississippi hotel room

Published 6:37 pm Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Law enforcement officers uncovered Tuesday what they described as a large counterfeiting operation being run out of a Mississippi hotel room.

DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office deputies responding to reports of suspicious activity at the Days Inn in Hernando located several people working from a hotel room that was part of a counterfeiting operation, the DeSoto Times-Tribune newspaper reported.

The people inside the hotel room were taken into custody, some of whom had outstanding arrest warrants from other states.

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The sheriff’s office said local, state and federal authorities are working together to investigate the matter across multiple jurisdictions.