A Chesterfield County man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for counterfeiting.
Federal authorities say that 34-year-old Shane Lee Keams of Jefferson, along with co-defendants Phillip Lee Laney, David Lee Williams, and Lance Larenta Outen were involved in making bogus bucks and trading them for drugs. In April 2008 officers with the Hartsville Police Department arrested Williams on unrelated charges and allegedly found some counterfeit $20 bills on him. Officials in the US Attorney’s office say Laney and Keams were purchasing cocaine from Outen.
The case was investigated by the US Secret Service.