More Charges For Subjects Caught With Credit Card Making Machine

By Lee Hermiston, Reporter


By Richard Pratt

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- More charges have been filed against two of the subjects found with marijuana and a credit card making machine on Interstate 80 on Sunday.

According to criminal complaints filed in Johnson County by the state's motor vehicle enforcement division, Adesina M. Benton, 30, of Ill. and Justin D. Jones, have been charged with multiple counts of forgery and falsifying driver's licenses.

Benton and Jones, along with Jarrien C. Jones, 24, of Los Angeles; and 23-year-old Eliberta J. Martinez-Lazo were occupants of a car stopped Sunday morning on Interstate 80 at the 2232 mile marker.

Police searched the vehicle after detecting the odor of marijuana and found marijuana, paraphernalia, a package for medical marijuana from California, a credit card making machine, hundreds of credit cards and a barcode reader. All four subjects were charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Criminal complaints state that 16 credit cards made for Benton or his alias, Darnel Jones, were found in the vehicle. Additionally, police said those cards were used to make several fraudulent purchases. Seven credit cards in Justin Jones' name or that of his alias, Bryce Washington, were also located. Police said Jones made fraudulent purchases with those manufactured credit cards.

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