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Loaded gun found in vehicle belonging to alleged Mitchell meth dealer

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More charges have been filed against a man involved in a massive meth bust that took place earlier this month in Mitchell.

An arrest warrant was served for issued for 27-year-old George Valles after he failed to appear for his preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

After he was arrested, his vehicle was taken to the Scotts Bluff County vehicle impound. A search warrant was issued for the vehicle. During the search, investigators found a loaded 9mm Ruger handgun underneath the driver's seat. It was not in a case or an inclosure.

Investigators also located two glass methamphetamine pipes and a metal marijuana grinder.

Valles was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Earlier this month, investigators found more than 18 ounces of meth during a search of his home. He faces one count of possession with intent to deliver stemming from that incident.

Valles is being held on a $500,000 bond at 10%

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