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Suspected meth dealer nabbed
The sheriff’s department took a suspected drug dealer off the streets after a deputy responding to a call of a suspicious person slumped over behind the wheel of a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot allegedly found meth, Suboxone, and a gun in his pickup. Michael Alex Ponder, 39, was charged with driving under the influence, driving while in possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine for sale, delivery or process, and possession of a handgun while under the influence on March 31. He also received citations for violation of the implied consent law and for simple possession of a Schedule III drug.