Christopher Dale Paxton, 34, of Windsor, and Jessica Dawn Hernandez, 38, of Clinton, were arrested in the early morning hours of April 4 after an investigation by the Benton County Sheriff's Department.

Sgt. Wilson and Deputy Dority turned a pedestrian check into a large counterfeiting bust, according to the sheriff's office.

Over $800 in counterfeit money in various stages of the process, along with drugs and paraphernalia, were discovered.

Benton County said they have several cases open across the county involving counterfeit bills which they will most likely be able to close, due to the bust.

The Secret Service has been notified to see if they are willing to take this case, it was noted.

Paxton also had a no-bond probation warrant out of Jefferson City. Charges are being sought against Paxton and Hernandez, including forgery, counterfeiting, illegal drugs and paraphernalia.

Benton County Sheriff's Office