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Police crack counterfeiting ring in Regina

Police arrested two people for producing counterfeit money at a home in North Central Regina on Monday night.
Police arrested two people for producing counterfeit money at a home in North Central Regina on Monday night. File / Global News

REGINA – Police arrested two people for producing counterfeit money at a home in North Central Regina on Monday night.

After a lengthy investigation into the fake bills led to five previous arrests, police raided a house on the 800 block of King Street and seized counterfeit U.S. bank notes and equipment that can be used to counterfeit paper currency.

During the raid police also seized drugs, drug paraphernalia, drug equipment and weapons including a crossbow, throwing knives and two stun guns.

36 year-old Jason Alvin Ursulan and 26 year-old Melissa Ann Heather Patterson are facing numerous charges including production of counterfeit money and possession of equipment used to make counterfeit money.

During the raid police also arrested 27 year-old Shelsey Raelyn Hansinger for possession of crystal meth.

Ursulan and Patterson both made their first court appearance on Tuesday afternoon.

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