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CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. -- An already known drug dealer was caught selling again in a local parking lot, says the Caldwell County Sheriff s Office.

Drug investigators began looking in Nicholas Ryan Denius, 20, after tips led them to believe he was selling to high school students.

Agents say they witnessed him in a drug transaction in Walmart in Granite falls this week and took him into custody without incident.

Police say they found a quarter-pound of high grade marijuana in a search of his vehicle. It has a street value of $3,600. His vehicle was seized as part of the investigation.

Denius was out on bond following an incident in March of last year. The sheriff s office says they caught him with a half-pound of marijuana and a marijuana a plant in that investigation.

Denius has been booked into jail on a $100,000 secured bond.

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