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By Arkansas 911 News Investigative Reporter E’Lyse Golden
Hot Springs Police report that officers responded to Valero Gas Station on January 6 around 9:00 pm in reference to a suspect using counterfeit money.
The owner of the Valero Station said that Kevin Cogburn, 30, homeless in Hot Springs, who was present inside the store, allegedly attempted to use a counterfeit $100 bill to purchase several scratch-off lottery tickets.
Officers made contact with Mr. Cogburn in the store and he said that he received the $100 from a man who did yard work for him. Officers searched Mr. Cogburn and found a small plastic bag containing 0.1 grams on methamphetamine in his left pant pocket. Mr. Cogburn was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.
Mr. Cogburn is charged with Felony First-Degree Forgery, Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance with a bond of $7,500.