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Wanted Walhalla Man Arrested After Deputies Locate Gun, Drugs In Vehicle

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A Walhalla man, wanted on several charges in Anderson County, was arrested in Oconee County Friday night. 

Matthew Vinson Leopard, 36 of Anderson, was arrested on North Radio Station Road after officers received a tip that he would be at a business. 

During questioning, Leopard told deputies that he had drugs and a gun in his vehicle. After a search of his vehicle, deputies located a stolen pistol along with methamphetamine and marijuana. The total amount of methamphetamine discovered was 3.5 grams, which holds a street value of $350.00. 

Leopard is charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol. He was also issued two traffic violations on charges of Simple Possession of Marijuana and Driving Under Suspension. 

Leopard received a surety bond of $26,272.50. A hold has been placed on Leopard by the Anderson County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardons according to the release sent out by Oconee County Sheriff's Office. 

Anderson County Sheriff's Office wants Leopard for an alleged kidnapping that happened back in June. 

Related Story: Sheriff's Office: Kidnapping Victim Returns Home, Suspect On The Run

The Oconee County Sheriff's Office is continuing their investigation.

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