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Police nab three after high speed chase involving fake cash

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"Suspects were discarding evidence out the windows in an effort to conceal evidence," said Sioux City Police Officer Chad Sheehan. "Suspects were discarding evidence out the windows in an effort to conceal evidence," said Sioux City Police Officer Chad Sheehan.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Monday, Sioux City Police made three arrests after a high speed chase that started in South Dakota. Officials say it was all over some counterfeit cash.

It all started before 10 p.m., in North Sioux City. Law enforcement says they were investigating the production of counterfeit U.S. currency.

The Union County Sheriff says officers from Sioux City and South Dakota were serving a search warrant when three suspects fled in a pickup. The truck got on I-29 and suspects started throwing counterfeit money out the window.

"Suspects were discarding evidence out the windows in an effort to conceal evidence," said Sioux City Police Officer Chad Sheehan.

The truck then crossed into Sioux City's Westside where police disabled it with a spike strip.

"You can see it's very sharp. As it goes in, it lets the air out of the tires very slowly," said Sheehan, holding the device.

Police boxed the truck in and arrested the three.

Shaun Wakefield, 21, and Alison Daugherty, 21, were charged with counts of forgery. The 27-year-old driver, Brandon Miller, was charged with counts of forgery and more including; assault on a police officer, felony eluding, reckless driving, and speeding.

Officers now have to figure out if there's any of the suspects' fake cash in circulation.

"We know that they were in possession of it. We don't know if we got all of it," said Sheehan.

Police ask anyone with suspicious currency to contact local law enforcement.

The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into the case. They say it's related to an ongoing drug investigation.

The Union County Sheriff's Office says a patrol vehicle was totaled in the chase when it was rammed by the suspects.

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