A Waco man was arrested in November after an officer with the Lott Police Department found 5,642 counterfeit DVDs in his possession during a traffic stop this summer, an arrest affidavit states.
Charles Edward Prescott, 58, was stopped by a Lott officer on July 10 for a traffic violation. A subsequent search of Prescott's vehicle uncovered 5,642 counterfeit DVDs inside Prescott's car, the affidavit states.
Prescott was arrested on a Falls County state-jail felony warrant of trademark counterfeit on Nov. 8, jail records state. Investigators with the Texas Department of Safety continued to investigate additional counterfeit allegations in early November, the affidavit states.
"The defendant subsequently admitted to manufacturing the counterfeit DVDs at the defendant's residence and selling the counterfeit DVDs for $5 each," the affidavit states.
Investigators collected abandoned trash from a trash can that was placed on the curb in front of Prescott's home, the affidavit states. In the trash, 19 counterfeit DVDs and packaging materials were found.
Officers executed a search warrant on Prescott's home on Nov. 8 and found a total of 1,688 counterfeit DVDs that were valued at $8,340, the affidavit states. Two electronic DVD duplicating machines and additional DVD movies' art work was also found in his home.
Prescott, who has been in custody in McLennan County Jail since Nov. 8, was charged with an additional state-jail felony charge of trademark counterfeit and a state-jail felony charge of unlawful use of a criminal instrument. He remained in custody Monday.
Updated bond information was not immediately available.