Counterfeit money, gun seized at I-95 traffic stop

Two were charged when Sussex County authorities stopped a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Interstate 95 last month.

Invesigator D.S. Mckenzie, of the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, said Deputy Michael Kessinger stopped a vehicle traveling 89 mph in a 70 mph zone April 26, traveling northbound on Interstate 95.

The driver, Mckenzie said, was found to be Brittany Miles, who, investigation revealed, was wanted on a federal charge, though Mckenzie does not reveal the nature of the charge. The investigator did say the U.S. Secret Service, which handles counterfeiting in addtion to Presidential protection, is the investigating agency.

A search of the driver’s area of the vehicle revealed counterfeit U.S. currency, Mckenzie said, including some counterfeit currency in the driver’s purse. In all, 11 counterfeit bills were discovered, according to Mckenzie.

A gun seized during a traffic stop on Interstate 95 that led to charges for both the driver and passenger.
A gun seized during a traffic stop on Interstate 95 that led to charges for both the driver and passenger.
Additional searching led to the discovery of a handgun in the presence of the passenger, named as Dannis Johnson.

Deputies also seized $739 in valid United States currency, according to Mckenzie.

Miles was charged with possession of counterfeit currency and was being held in the Sussex County Jail pending notifiction of the United States Secret Service. Johnson is charged with possession of a concealed weapon and has been released on bond.

Featured Photo: Money seized in an arrest on Interstate 95 that led to charges of possession of counterfeit currency for the driver.

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