Man arrested after detectives seize counterfeit purses at Lexington business

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LEXINGTON, N.C. — A 42-year-old Raleigh man was arrested Monday after selling counterfeit designer handbags from a booth outside a Lexington wholesale market.

Agents from the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics unit and the North Carolina Secretary of State’s Trademark Enforcement had been investigating an independent business, “Color Stone,” located at Wholesale Alley at 308 Berrier Ave.

Detectives seized about 2,600 name-brand items such as “Michael Kors,” “Gucci,” and “Chanel” counterfeit purses with a street value of about a million dollars.

Detectives also seized $1,726 in cash.

Color Stone business owner Hua Wu is charged with felony counterfeit trademark items and is being held in the Davidson County Jail under a $150,000 secured bond. His court date is set for May 28 in Lexington.

Wu currently is on probation for felony counterfeit trademark items which occurred on September 2013.