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Temecula Parolee Arrested on Suspicion of Selling Meth

Ronald William Poppert, 27, of Temecula, was taken into custody Wednesday in Murrieta following police surveillance.

A parolee accused of selling methamphetamine in Temecula was arrested in Murrieta this week.

Ronald Poppert, 27, of Temecula, was taken in custody around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 26000 block of Alcott Union Drive in Murrieta. The Temecula Police Department Special Enforcement Team had been conducting surveillance, and apprehended Poppert as he was attempting to leave, according to a sheriff's news release.

The surveillance was initiated after the Special Enforcement Team learned Poppert may have been staying at the Murrieta address in violation of his parole, said Sgt. Vance Stolte.

Police at the same time served a search warrant at the Murrieta address, and found "nearly one ounce of methamphetamine, paraphernalia and other indicia consistent with the sale of methamphetamine," Stolte said.

Poppert was booked at Southwest Detention Center on suspicion of possession of meth for sale, transportation of meth, maintaining an unlawful place, possession of paraphernalia, being under the influence of a controlled substance and violating his parole.

He was released on $25,000 bail as of Thursday, according to sheriff's jail records. He was due in court July 5.

Also arrested during the search was Ashly Hammang, 26, of Temecula. Hammang was booked at Southwest Detention Center on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and violation of probation, according to Stolte.

She was released the same day on $2,500 bail, according to sheriff's jail records.

JJ Mclure May 12, 2012 at 02:08 PM
torch him
Brenda May 12, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Drugs found, violation of parole on at least 2 counts and his bail is 25,000.00K? That is a little low. And hers only 2500.00 for violation of parole also. I think they are making these bails lower now just to get people in and out of the jail house faster. But got a little meth off the street AGAIN from this guy.
temeculan May 13, 2012 at 05:12 PM
I'm wondering (and the cops should too) where a bottom feeder like this gets the cash to pay his bail. A punk like this was "fronted" the meth. Before we "torch" this guy, I hope the cops move up the food chain and bring down the real rotten fish. Let's see...would the ocean be on my right flank? Oh yeah.
Cat July 03, 2012 at 11:22 PM
He just got out of prison in january for identity theft...he is a habitual criminal...I say put him away and let him stay in prison forever!

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