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Ripon officers arrest man on counterfeit money charges

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POSTED July 4, 2013 1:03 a.m.

Antonio Orozco, 41, was rearrested and jailed Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for allegedly having possession of counterfeit currency, a controlled substance, marijuana, controlled substance paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

Orozco is being held at the San Joaquin County Jail after being arrested again by Ripon’s Special Investigations Unit in the 1200 block of Seventh Street.  The unit is working closely with their federal law enforcement partners in the case.

Officer Brett Delgado first made contact with Orozco last Saturday about 2 a.m. while doing a burglary patrol of a residential area on South Acacia Avenue.  According to the department’s news release Orozco was riding a bike without lights through the neighborhood.

At that time officers found him to be in possession of what was believed to be methamphetamine, counterfeit currency and marijuana.  He was booked on felony charges at county jail in French Camp.

After he had been released, Ripon officers went to his residence on Seventh Street and reportedly found additional suspected counterfeit currency, marijuana and drug paraphernalia on his person and at his residence – again booked into county jail.

He is being held without bail on an immigration hold for the U.S. Border Patrol.

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