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Teen caught with meth and counterfeit money
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A teen caught with meth and a counterfeit $100 bill has been handed an eight-year sentence for the contents of his pockets.

The man, Jessie Layne Devore, 18, was ordered to serve 360 days of an eight-year sentence for possession of meth and pay a $2,000 fine plus court costs.

His jail time comes after police came to Dollar General on Sparta Street to answer a report of a stolen car in the parking lot. When police arrived, they detained Devore.

It was during a search of his person the charges began to build.

“He was patted down and was found to be in possession of a glass pipe used to smoke illegal drugs, plastic tubing that had black burn marks and six small plastic bags that contained crystal methamphetamine,” said McMinnville police officer Brad Hall, noting a $100 bill was found in his wallet.

“There was $100 bill found in his wallet that he stated was his. The $100 bill was found to be counterfeit.”

The counterfeiting charge was dropped as part of his plea bargain.

Police did not claim he made the counterfeit bill, but rather that he was simply in possession of it.