DEXTER -- A Dexter man is in jail for his involvement in passing counterfeit bills in the city.
Gary Leon McCoy, 45, of Dexter was arrested Tuesday on two counts of class C felony of forgery.
According to a news release from the Dexter Police Department, McCoy was detained after he allegedly passed two counterfeit $20-bills at Wal-Mart. During the investigation, a search warrant was obtained for McCoy's residence for counterfeit bills or equipment. On Wednesday, the warrant was served and officers located a large hydroponic marijuana operation. Numerous small plants were found in the grow operations as well as finished product.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department bond on the charges of producing marijuana and forgery is $140,000 cash only. He remains in jail at press time.