The 19-year-old Metro police arrested last week for allegedly producing counterfeit money will now likely face federal charges.
A joint investigation by Metro police and the U.S. Secret Service has resulted to date in the seizure of almost $25,000 in counterfeit currency. The currency allegedly is linked to Brittan Kettles, of 3112 Moorewood Drive.
Last week, police charged Kettles with criminal simulation over $10,000 and money laundering after searching his home on Sept. 1, but the state dropped the charges as Kettles’ case was transferred to federal court.
Metro police believe Kettles may have been involved in criminal activity in other states as well. Other individuals are also expected to be charged.