Levelland Man Faces 20 Years on Counterfeit Money Charge

Source: Lubbock County Jail

Michael Braddock, 41 of Levelland plead guilty on Wednesday to a Possession of Counterfeit US Currency charge.

According to Federal court documents, in June of 2019 Braddock was stopped on a traffic violation in Levelland by a DPS Trooper. As the suspect was getting his Drivers License and Insurance, the Trooper noticed the registration sticker on the windshield of the vehicle had been illegally altered. At this point, the trooper had the suspect step out of the vehicle. During a search of the suspect, a trooper found controlled substances in his pockets. Braddock was then placed under arrest. Officers then searched the vehicle Braddock was driving and found a brown box in the floorboard with uncut sheets of Counterfeit $20 bills. They also found a cut counterfeit $20 bill.

Judge D. Gordon Bryant, Jr. heard the guilty plea on Wednesday in a Lubbock Federal Court. Braddock remains in the Lubbock County Jail on a hold for the US Marshall’s. He faces up to 20 years in prison and three years supervised release.

About Drew Dunn

News Director for KLVT AM 1230 in Levelland. We provide local and regional news updates 5 times a day on KLVT AM 1230 and online at www.klvtradio.com
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