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Agents Seize Thousands in Counterfeit Bills


4/3/2014 by Brennan Matherne
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Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of a Galliano man found in possession of drugs and thousands of dollars in counterfeit bills. Terry Guidry (W/M, D.O.B. 09/04/68) of 115 West 218th Street was arrested after deputies initially stopped to assist Guidry’s driver whose vehicle was disabled.
 
Shortly before 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, deputies arrived at a gas station in Bayou Blue to assist a female motorist whose vehicle was disabled. Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force Agents, who were in the area, also stopped to assist and were able to identify the female’s passenger as Terry Guidry due to his prior arrests for counterfeit money and drugs. Upon the agents’ arrival, Guidry appeared to be very nervous and agents conducted a pat-down search for officer safety. Agents discovered a bag containing suspected cocaine which later yielded a positive result during a presumptive field test. Several bags in the trunk of the car belonged to Guidry, and they were found to contain counterfeit bills in multiple denominations from $5 to $100. He was also found to be in possession of a laptop computer, printer, paper cutter and other items typically used to manufacture counterfeit bills, as well as drug paraphernalia. In all, agents recovered $3,345 in counterfeit bills, and approximately $66,395.00 in counterfeit bills that had not yet been completed, most of which had identical serial numbers.
 
Guidry was arrested and booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux on charges of Monetary Instrument Abuse, Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He is currently being held in lieu of $31,000 bond as set by Judge Jerome J. Barbera III.
 
Guidry has 20 prior arrests, mostly for similar charges, in Lafourche, Terrebonne and St. Charles Parishes. Guidry had been out on bond from arrests in September 2012 and December 2013. He has charges of Monetary Instrument Abuse and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia pending from the 2012 arrest wherein he was found with nearly $10,000 in counterfeit bills, and he is facing charges of Possession of Hydrocodone, Crack Cocaine and Drug Paraphernalia stemming from the 2013 arrest.