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Secret Service, ECC and Price Police arrest six on forgery charges

East Carbon Police along with U.S. Secret Service Officers take Pedro Gonzalez of East Carbon into custody following the service of a forgery warrant Tuesday morning.

Sun Advocate reporter

East Carbon Police and the U.S. Secret Service arrested three suspects early Tuesday after months of investigating an alleged counterfeiting and forgery ring.

According to East Carbon Police Sgt. Phillip Holt, officials began rounding up suspects on Monday night when a chance traffic stop put investigators next to their alleged lead suspect.

Holt confirmed that Dwayne Duncan of East Carbon had been taken into custody under a forgery warrant late last night near Sunnyside Park.

"We already had signed warrants from the court and decided to make an arrest we came in contact with Mr. Duncan," he explained. "We held off on the other suspects until this morning."

At about 7 a.m., the law enforcement team simultaneously served additional forgery warrants on Pedro and Patricia Gonzalez and Leonard Carrillo, all of East Carbon.

Investigators continued to work into Tuesday afternoon as the Price Police arrested Robbie and Sherry Allen of East Carbon for their involvement in the case.

At the time of publication, investigators were questioning the suspects to determine possible federal charges.

Read Thursday's Sun Advocate for a full account of the investigation and any subsequent arrests from East Carbon Officer Shawn Sackett, who has been working with federal officials since the case's inception.

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