A LaPlace woman and Lafayette man were arrested July 15, 2023 after ordering food through Doordash and manufacturing and using counterfeit money to pay for it. Gabrielle Brown, 33, and Marcus Guillory, 35, face several illegal drugs, fraud and forgery charges.
On Saturday, July 15, 2023, officers responded to a complaint of a theft of a business. Upon arrival, officers learned a man, later identified as Guillory, and woman, later identified as Brown, were staying at a local hotel and using fake cash to make food purchases.
Based on investigation, officers obtained a search warrant for the hotel room. Officers located food items, counterfeit $100 dollar bills, a printer and several other electronic devices, narcotics identified as Doxycycline, Gabapentin, Omeprazole, and Trazadone, and a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue. Officers also discovered a sawed off, crack barrel shotgun.
Reviewing the counterfeit money, the SJSO Financial/Cyber Crimes Division discovered that the fake money was a combination of manufactured movie prop money with attempts to make the movie prop money seem real and washed money/paper was printed to look like real U.S. notes, with some minor alterations.
A criminal history of Brown and Guillory showed they are convicted felons with histories of violent offenses with and without weapons as well as prior convictions for forgery, narcotics possession, and narcotics distribution charges. Officers also learned Guillory had an active warrant issued by the Harahan Police Department.
Guillory was charged with prohibited acts, drug paraphernalia (misd), prohibited acts – schedule II (felony), obstruction of justice, possession of tools for a crime (misd), possession of firearm/carrying a concealed weapon by convicted felon (felony), computer fraud (felony), 84 counts of forgery, theft – less than $1,000 (misd), 84 counts of criminal conspiracy, and 84 counts of monetary instrument abuse. He is being held in custody in lieu of a $202,000 bond.
Brown was charged with four counts of sale, distribution, or possession of legend drug without prescription or order prohibited, obstruction of justice, prohibited acts, drug paraphernalia (misd), prohibited acts-schedule II (felony), possession of tools for a crime (misd), possession of firearm/carrying concealed weapon by convicted felon (felony), computer fraud (felony), 84 counts of forgery (felony), 84 counts of criminal conspiracy, theft – less than $1000 (misd), and 84 counts of monetary instrument abuse. She is being held in custody in lieu of a $202,000 bond.