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Authorities bust suspected drug dealer during Oroville traffic stop

Butte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a suspected drug dealer during a routine traffic stop in Oroville on Monday.

Posted: May 7, 2019 3:17 PM
Updated: May 7, 2019 3:29 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Butte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a suspected drug dealer during a routine traffic stop in Oroville on Sunday. 

A deputy conducted a traffic stop on May 5 around 11:15 a.m. for a vehicle with an expired registration in the area of Monte Vista Avenue and Farley Street in Oroville. 

The deputy recognized the driver of the vehicle as Cameron Garcia Ponce, 30, of Oroville. He had an active felony warrant for his arrest. 

During a search of the vehicle, the deputy found 5.4 ounces of heroin, 1.8 grams of methamphetamine, digital scales, a pay-owe sheet, several empty ziplock baggies, and four glass vials on of which contained Equipose and Narcan. The deputy also found counterfeit money in Ponce's wallet. 

Ponce was arrested for sales and transportation of heroin, methamphetamine and steroids. He was also arrested for possession of counterfeit money. 

He was booked into Butte County Jail on a $181,000 bail. 

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