NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have taken over the counterfeiting case of a Tennessee man initially arrested by state officials and the Secret Service.
State prosecutors dismissed the case against 19-year-old Brian Kettles, who had been charged with criminal simulation over $10,000 and money laundering, and Kettles was transferred to federal court, The Tennessean reported.
Authorities arrested Kettles on Sept. 1 after the execution of a search warrant on his home. Authorities say they seized nearly $25,000 in counterfeit United States currency.
At the time of his arrest, Kettles was on parole for an armed robbery in Michigan.
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