Runaway Bay Police Chief Phillip Rodriguez said the United States Secret Service had been investigating an apparent counterfeiting ring in the North Texas area for about two years when they discovered the printing of the fake money could be coming from Decker's home in Runaway Bay.Rodriguez
said officers seized computers, printers and approximately $60,000 in counterfeit bills.
"This stuff was very hard to tell (if it was fake)," Rodriguez
said."It's the closest I've seen to real money."
Officers also found drugs and drug paraphernalia at Decker's home.Rodriguez
said officers returned the following day for a follow-up investigation and were able to locate an additional $14,000 in counterfeit money, including blank checks and fake identification cards.
The second search of the home also turned up evidence of another unsolved case in Runaway Bay.Rodriguez
said that in the weeks leading up to the search, he
had received several reports of someone driving by and firing a paintball gun at other vehicles.