A Charleston police officer found $1,000 worth of counterfeit bills in a man's pocket Monday, according to an incident report.
About 12:45 p.m., an officer patrolling near a public housing project on Wilson Street asked for a driver's license from the driver of a car that was playing loud music. The officer noticed a bulge in one of the man's pockets. The officer asked the man to empty that pocket, whereupon the man pulled out a wad of currency that was obviously counterfeit, the report said. There were 49 $20 bills and two $10 bills.
The Secret Service was contacted and agents responded to the scene. While searching the car, which had been rented, police found a loaded .22-caliber revolver and six clear plastic bags, each of which contained 2 grams of marijuana, the report said.
Clayton Lamar Jefferson Jr., 24, of Egypt Road in Mount Pleasant was charged with forgery and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He was being held in the Cannon Detention Center on $35,000 bail set Tuesday, according to court records.