Man uses counterfeit money to buy pounds of marijuana

SONOMA COUNTY (KRON) — Two men were arrested early Tuesday morning during a marijuana deal that involved counterfeit money, according to a California Highway Patrol officer.

The CHP responded around 12 a.m. to a minor collision between a Chevrolet and a Ford on the Golf Course Drive on-ramp to southbound U.S. Highway 101 outside Rohnert Park city limits, CHP Officer Jon Sloat said.

CHP officers determined the driver of the Ford, Craig Kirk, 20, of Rohnert Park sold Jacoby Williams, 31, of Georgia, an occupant of the Chevrolet, two pounds of marijuana for $4,500, Sloat said.

Kirk then became suspicious about the money and tried to stop the Chevrolet as it left the parking lot of the Graton Resort and Casino, according to Sloat.

Kirk’s Ford hit the Chevrolet when Kirk tried to stop it on the Golf Course on-ramp, Sloat said. Kirk then left the scene but returned when the CHP responded to the collision, hoping the officers would help him get his money or marijuana back.

CHP officers smelled additional marijuana in Kirk’s Ford and arrested him on suspicion of possessing marijuana for sale, Sloat said.

Jacoby was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana and passing counterfeit $100 bills.

The driver and two other passengers in the Chevrolet were detained and released after questioning, according to Sloat.

Bay City News contributed to this article

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