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2 arrested for selling drugs at Georgia auto repair shop, deputies say – WSB-TV Channel 2

MONROE COUNTY, Ga. — “Editor’s Note:” Police initially identified an adjacent business as being involved in the bust, but corrected their information to say the business was not involved.

STORY: The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men after receiving several reports of illegal drug-related activity at an auto repair shop in Georgia, deputies said.

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On Thursday, deputies said they served a search warrant at the Forsyth Tire and Auto store on Indian Springs Drive.

After searching the business, deputies say they found methamphetamine, marijuana and a gun, leading police to arrest Tony Ponder of Forsyth and Douglas Minyard, also of Forsyth.

Ponder was identified by police as the person who operated the auto repair business.


Ponder is charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

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Minyard is charged with possession of methamphetamine. Both were arrested and taken to the Monroe County Jail pending charges.