Deputies find drugs, funny money inside Lancaster homes



LANCASTER – A month-long investigation into drug sales and counterfeiting in Lancaster ended Tuesday with the arrest of four suspects.

Allin Johnson, 44, James Carterboakye, 32, and Benjamin Petras, 32, were arrested on narcotics and counterfeiting charges, while 43-year-old Lisa Stephenson was arrested for selling drugs.

The four suspects were busted Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 29), when deputies tracked the counterfeit cash trail to a home in the 45100 Block of 15th Street West, according to a Lancaster Station press release.

Drugs funny money bust1Deputies searched the property and found several sheets of counterfeit bills in five and twenty dollar denominations and a computer printer inside a shed in the back yard.

Deputies also found several baggies of methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana, along with scales and other items related to the sales of narcotics, the press release states.

The deputies arrested Johnson, Carterboakye, and Petras inside the home.

Drugs funny money bust2During the investigation, deputies discovered that Johnson, who lives at the home, is on active probation for forgery.

They also discovered that Petras, who lives in an apartment in the 43500 block of Kirkland Avenue, is on active parole for narcotics.

Deputies drove Petras to his apartment and conducted a “parole compliance” check. They found methamphetamine and psilocybin or “magic mushrooms.”

Lisa Stephenson was arrested inside the apartment and faces charges related to the sales of narcotics.

The operation was handled by deputies from Lancaster Station’s, “Lancaster Community Appreciation Program” (LANCAP) team.

  20 comments for “Deputies find drugs, funny money inside Lancaster homes

  1. nicole
    February 2, 2013 at 9:51 am

    i have a problem with dirty cops yes we need to keep criminals off the streets but what do we do about the cops that r just as bad if not worse i have seen to many times a cop lie on the stand,pull people over just because they don’t like the way they look go through there cars when told they have no right to. then when the person gets arrested they have no chance because it is there word against the person in custody and if that person has ever been in trouble before they really don’t get a fair trial .back in 2010 i was pulled over o a tragic stop and had a female search me on the side of the road in front of male officers she put her hand inside of my panties yes i did get arrested but nothing happened to her i was violated . if i was to do that to her i would of been arrested for rape.and whats even worse i had witness and because of my past nothing was done to her so can u please tell me were the justus there .im not saying all cops r bad but come on whats right is right

    • sober moms
      February 4, 2013 at 12:29 am

      Its true and this isnt ben cause ben is in jail stupid ass. He aint getting out cause the female that took him there set him up nd thats what he said.

  2. dumbandblind
    February 1, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Wow someone got the idea of printing money out of thin air just like how the Federal reserve is doing.

  3. Concerned grandma
    January 31, 2013 at 8:47 am

    What ever happened with the Dec. arrest of 70 year old mom & son across from school in Quartzhill? Is there any connection? Too many drugs in our community.

    • Gladys
      January 31, 2013 at 9:34 am

      You can still read that story here online. A woman posted to that story, that she had been released by the judge, no charges on her.

      • Concerned grandma
        January 31, 2013 at 2:23 pm

        What about the son Daniel? Is he still in or out. Was he charged or were they dropped too? Do you follow these stories?

  4. Mike B.
    January 31, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Huh he’s on parole, hanging with homies also on parole and he’s found with evidence he’s dealing. Would LOVE to be on the jury. Probably never get to trial, he’ll plead to a lessor charge and be out in less then 2 years.

  5. Benjamin Petras
    January 31, 2013 at 2:27 am

    As my name is in this article. I would like to request that people think about they are reading and take into consideration of who this was written by and and where all the details came from. And also ask that just because someone may have broken the law or just was In the wrong at the wrong time, everybody STILL deserves privacy and the ability to handle the legal issues Privately with their family. Not have articles show up on websites and local social networks. For myself I have a family of my own, my girl who does her best on a daily basis , especially with our 3 small child, an I’ll mother who is n another state, it kills them to read something that is more in likely not 100% true or has been farbicated, just because it’s the local police doesn’t mean they are correct all the time. So Please before you read or do anything In life go at it with an open mind & heart and don’t judge before you have all the details. Some of what is written in the article above is true….but MOST of what has been written is BLOWN WAY far from the truth.

    • The Anti-REX
      January 31, 2013 at 6:41 am

      4 people busted and from the photo I see 4 meth pipes. So your saying you had no idea this was going on?

    • Citizen of Lancaster
      January 31, 2013 at 8:13 am

      If it were my name which was substituted in the article for your name, it would break my heart to have my 3 young kids read this story.

      However, this is precisely the reason why I would never put myself in a situation where my name would appear in a story like this.

    • Anon
      January 31, 2013 at 9:41 am

      Benjamin, I think that may be why you have the right to a jury of your peers. Meantime, this is a news story based on press release not investigation, hypnosis and lie detector test results. Girl, 3 kids and a mom? Maybe you should have been “making money” the old fashioned way.
      oh yeah…JUST SAY NO TO CRACK.

    • Wanda
      January 31, 2013 at 12:16 pm

      The Benjamin Petras in the article is in jail. Look him up at If this is the Benjamin in the article, how did you make this comment? Hmmm…do you have a smart phone in jail or is it possible there might be more than one Benjamin Petras in this world or even yet, I bet this person is just a plain ol’ troll. I hope this is just a troll because I hope someone can’t be so dumb to believe this article is about him just because he shares the same name.

    • Raptormann
      February 1, 2013 at 7:18 am

      Play with fire, you get burned!

    • sober moms
      February 4, 2013 at 12:33 am

      This isnt benjamin cause hes in jail getting ready to go away for a long long time. He believes that someone set him up. We just got off the phone a few hours ago so we have been talking I cant wit to find out her name.

    • sober moms
      February 4, 2013 at 11:49 pm

      No dumb ass its true they were making funny money. smokin dope selling coke selling weed ben sells it all but not anymore. He was on parole for selling drugs hes not gonna change you would think after having twins he would but hes a [removed] dumb ass

    • Desi wilson
      February 6, 2013 at 9:35 pm

      He did not write this..he is in the Twin Towers downtown. Youcan look it up online. This was written by baby-mama.

  6. NRA member
    January 30, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Not the easy way to make a living, huh? ) It surprises me again and again, what people are willing to do to make a buck.. You would think – hey, there is easier ways to make money, get the job for example, and work! But no, that will be too easy for some brilliant folks, they want to spice up their day to day existence by printing money on their backyard, and hoping not to get caught.. I can only imagine the amount of adrenaline rush they get by going to walmart with pockets full of fresh printed currency… What a lame!.. Now we have to pay for their nice and cozy prison cell.

    • Gladys
      January 31, 2013 at 12:04 am

      It’s like they had to be high to actually think they were gonna get away with this lame idea. I would have loved to have seen the look on their faces when the cops dropped in and someone was at the copier!
      Good work LASD

    • Rachel
      February 1, 2013 at 7:37 pm

      Who is to say the 44 year old was on disability? Or when someone has been put on Parole? both hyperthethical situitions are based that these types cannot get jobs. So, before you go and acuse one another, fallacious arguements will be shot down. Stop all the hate towards these indivisuals and go comment something positive on a different story.

  7. VWFish
    January 30, 2013 at 9:24 pm


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