Medford Police report link between counterfeit and drug cases

Medford, Ore. — Medford Police have reported a connection between counterfeit cases and drug use. The department posted two arrests on its Facebook page this past weekend; both involved shoplifting.

One suspect was found with several counterfeit bills, and the other was found with drugs. Police sid cases like these aren’t unusual.

“People are stealing things that they can actually pawn, to get money,” Lieutenant Kerry Curtis said. “They’re nine times out of ten, doing that to supplement their drug habits.”

According to MPD, Medford has higher rates of property crimes because it’s the retail hub of the region.
That means there are more shoplifting cases often tied to drug use.

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