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The Bingen-White Salmon Police Department is investigating a counterfeit bill which was passed to one of the local businesses.

Suspects are white males, approximately 35 to 40 years of age.

The bills are smaller than a normal $20 and the top border has been cut. Bills will have the serial number of "AL00471995H."

"We have learned that other police departments in the Gorge are investigating similar incidents," said Chief Ned Kindler.

Individuals encountering such bills should contact the Bingen-White Salmon Police Department, 493-2660.



On May 27, 2002, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a Department of Natural Resources work crew found the body of 19-year-old Ryan L. Meech of Goldendale at a remote location just off Garrison Road.

Deputies from the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office responded with the coroner's office and conducted an investigation.

Results from the preliminary investigation indicated Meech died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The investigation in continuing.

On May 20, 2002, following a narcotic investigation by Klickitat County Sheriff's patrol deputies and detectives from the Major Crime Unit, 27-year-old Leanne M. Zink of Vancouver and 31-year-old Denny K. Wade were arrested at the Cottonwood Trailer Court.

Zink and Wade were booked into the Klickitat County jail.

Zink was charged with criminal impersonation and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Wade was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Both are being held on a $30,000 bond.


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