Man pulled over for expired registration, arrested for drug possession

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Updated: 7/31/2013 3:37 pm
MONO COUNTY, Calif. (KRNV & -- A man was pulled over in Mono County on Highway 395 near McGee Creek for expired registration, but was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.

Mono County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened Monday, July 29, 2013, at around 8:30pm.

Bruce Pottenger, 55, of Minden, NV, was stopped by deputies on southbound Hwy 395 and McGee Creek Road for expired registration. During questioning of the expired registration, Pottenger told deputies that he was on probation for drug possession. Pottenger was asked to exit his vehicle and also asked if he possessed any drugs on his person or in the vehicle. He said he did not.

Mono County Sheriff's Office says they did a search of the vehicle and found four grams of methamphetamine, three methamphetamine pipes, and narcotic paraphernalia was located inside a black backpack in the vehicle. Pottenger was arrested and taken to the Mono County Jail in Bridgeport without incident. Charges for this incident are pending with the Mono County District Attorney’s Office.

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