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Minnesota woman arrested after trying to use phony money to pay for Worth County hotel room

NORTHWOOD — A Minnesota woman has been accused of using counterfeit money to pay for a Worth County hotel room as well as drug charges after she was found hiding out at a nearby gas station.

Authorities say they were called on Tuesday morning to the Holiday Inn Express near the Diamond Jo Casino on the report that the suspect used phony money to pay for her hotel room. The suspect was later located at the Jo’s Stop gas station, hiding in a bathroom and she tried to dispose of a coat she was wearing. Authorities say baggies containing drugs were found in a trash can in the bathroom.

38-year-old Shuntel Stephens of Walters Minnesota has been charged with forgery, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She’s being held in the Worth County Jail on $5000 bond. She’s due in court for her preliminary hearing on October 31st.

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