An elderly cashier at a Kentucky supermarket discovered that a $20 bill she was holding — the only one in the store that had no owner — contained a $500 trace of methamphetamines.
Derek Chauvin, 62, a cashier, found it under a customer’s $20 bill that he was taking to deposit in a central Kentucky bank. On Thursday, a jury in Bowling Green found Chauvin guilty of drug possession. In addition to a first-degree misdemeanor charge, he was also found guilty of a felony count of trafficking in methamphetamines, CNN reported.
Chauvin hid the $20 bill under the customer’s $20 bill after inspecting it and declining to give it to the man. According to The Courier-Journal, at the time of the police investigation, Chauvin said he was hoping the car he was bringing to the bank would go away.
Two other suspicious bills were also found at the scene. “Investigators later determined that the man who handed Chauvin the bills didn’t know he was turning over drugs.
“That cashier’s actions are just that, they are her acts, and they are what they are,” District Attorney Michael Sparks told the Courier-Journal. “But her actions are an event in this very important case.”