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Two stops in four days cost O'Neill man $1,000 in fines

Jose A. Ibarra Ponce, 21, of O’Neill faced the Honorable Kale Burdick, in the Holt County courtroom, for arraignment in two separate cases last Tuesday, April 6.

Ibarra Ponce waived his right to counsel. In the first case, he pleaded guilty to a pair of infraction counts, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, one ounce or less, first offense, committed Feb.23. Burdick fined him $100 and $300, respectively, and taxed him $50 costs.

According to a probable-cause affidavit filed by the arresting O’Neill police officer, Ibarra Ponce had been advised, after he was cited in t...


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