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DATE/TIME: 08/26/2019 – 11:40 pm

INCIDENT: H&S 11379 (a) – Transportation of Narcotics for Sales

LOCATION: N. Landers Lane & Reche Road, Landers

SUSPECT(S): Eric Sponholtz , 47-year-old resident of Yucca Valley

SUMMARY: : On Monday, August 26, 2019, at about 11:40 p.m., Deputy Singh conducted a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet Tahoe which had an inoperable license plate light. As Singh was attempting to stop the vehicle, the driver later identified as Eric Sponholtz, threw a plastic bag from the vehicle. The vehicle yielded shortly after and Singh detained Sponholtz and recovered the bag he threw from the vehicle, which contained approximately 1/2 lb of methamphetamine. Sponholtz was also found to be in possession of a large amount of money consistant with narcotic sales and was arrested for H&S 11379(a) – Transportation of Controlled Substance for Sales. Sponholtz was booked at the Morongo Basin Jail and is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Refer: Deputy R. Singh

Station: Morongo Basin Station

Phone No. (760) 366-4175

Case No. 091901298

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department