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ELKO – Two people were arrested at a local motel early Friday morning after refusing entry to police officers.

According to Elko Police Lt. Ty Trouten, a female who passed a counterfeit $20 bill was identified and located Thursday night.

At around 2:30 a.m. Friday officers went to her motel room but the inhabitants refused entry. Police obtained a search warrant but when they returned they were still required to physically push in the door.

Shawna M. Parker, 22, and Casey D. Overacker, 34, of Elko were inside. Trouten said Parker had two additional counterfeit bills and a small amount of heroin in her possession. Drug paraphernalia was also found in the room.

Parker was arrested on three counts of forgery; possession of a controlled substance; burglary; two counts of use or possession of drug paraphernalia; and destroying or concealing evidence.

Overacker was arrested on two counts of use or possession of drug paraphernalia and destroying or concealing evidence.

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Bail for Overacker was listed at $3,280 and bail for Parker was listed at $43,280.

“When we stress about drug crimes it’s not just about use and consumption of illegal substances,” said Trouten. “It often entails property crime, fraud, forgeries, and, in this case, counterfeiting.”

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