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3 from Georgia face counterfeiting counts in Texas

A traffic stop on Interstate 10 in southeast Texas has led to counterfeiting charges against three people from Georgia.

An Orange County Sheriff’s Office statement said the driver, 60-year-old Arthur Muhammad of Lithonia, Ga., plus 29-year-old Amirah Price of Stone Mountain, Ga., and 41-year-old David Haynes of Decatur, Ga., remained in custody Thursday.

The three face 15 felony counts of possession of counterfeited instruments. Bond is $50,000 apiece. The sheriff’s department did not immediately provide information on attorneys for the woman and two men, who were arrested Wednesday.

Sgt. Chad Hogan says the westbound vehicle was stopped for following another motorist at an unsafe distance. A search turned up “thousands of dollars of highly altered, counterfeit” currency.