A Lunenburg man accused of running a home-based counterfeiting operation last year finally made it to court

A Lunenburg man accused of running a home-based counterfeiting operation last year finally made it to court for arraignment after being released from federal prison. Edward “Eddie” Tillson, 39, pleaded not guilty in Essex Superior Court on Monday to the counterfeiting charge and was released by Judge Lisa A. Warren on conditions and $2,500 bail which had already been posted. According to court documents, the Essex County Sheriff’s Department, along with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF), executed a search warrant on Feb. 19, 202, looking for guns at Tillson’s residence located at 1984 West Lunenburg Road. Tillson is accused of creating counterfeit bills by bleaching one-dollar bills and reprinting them as 100-dollar bills.

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