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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.

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