Logan man pleads guilty to multiple forgery and drug dealing charges

LOGAN — A 20-year-old man, accused of stealing and using other people’s credit cards and checks, along with multiple drug dealing crimes, has accepted a plea deal and will now wait to be sentenced.

Andrew Reyes Ponce appeared in 1st District Court Tuesday morning. He had previously been charged with 13 felonies and five misdemeanors. As part of the agreement, he pleaded guilty to forgery, unlawful use of a credit card, distribution of a controlled substance and other charges. Prosecutors dropped the remaining crimes.

State attorney Barbara Lachmar told the court that Ponce was arrested in June and July after trying to sell drugs to an informant. He was later arrested twice in August and twice in October, after trying to use checks and credit cards that he had stolen. In one case, he had his grandma try to cash a stolen check.

Judge Brian Cannell scheduled sentencing for February 14. He ordered Ponce to remain in jail, and undergo a presentence report.

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