Amherst PD and ACPD arrest Justin Lewis and Abdoulaye Sanogo Sunday around 1:00 PM
Justin Lewis, 21 (left); Abdoulaye Sanogo, 19 (right), both from New York
Amherst police, with an assist from Amherst College PD, arrested two young men -- one of them a 2nd year Amherst College student -- for passing counterfeit $100 bills two days in a row at the CVS on University Drive.
In a bail hearing before Judge William Hadley this afternoon a public defender countered the Commonwealth's request for $1,500 bail by pointing out Abdoulaye Sanogo was on a full scholarship to Amherst College, and he was cooperative with police at his arrest.
He also said his client was acting on orders from the other guy (Justin Lewis). Both perps are from New York, which is why the Commonwealth is worried about them being a flight risk.
Clerk Nagle had refused to set bail on the day they were arrested saying to a few police officers he would not trust whatever cash they might come up with.
Judge Hadley mulled over the facts for a few minutes and decided on $800 cash for Abdoulaye Sanogo and $1,000 for Justin Lewis. Their cases were continued for pre trial to March 28.
And you can bet the Clerk's Office will closely scrutinize any