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Man gets jail for drugs

A Ponsford man was given a statutory stay of adjudication Monday in Becker County District Court on a felony drug possession charge.

Beaux Michael DuVall, 23, whose current address is listed as P.O. Box 91, Ponsford, must serve up to five years of supervised probation, 30 days in jail, and an undetermined amount of sentence-to-service hours in lieu of $1,085 in court fines and fees. If he successfully completes probation, the charge is expected to be dismissed.

DuVall was originally charged as the result of a May 23, 2011 incident on Highway 34, near Mill Avenue in Becker County.

According to the criminal complaint, officers patrolling on the highway observed two vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed on the roadway. One of the officers stopped DuVall's vehicle, and observed that as he was talking to DuVall, the man tried to slip four pills into the driver's side door handle of the vehicle.

The pills were later identified as containing the drug Adderall, for which DuVall reportedly admitted he did not have a prescription.