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Judge denies bond reduction for accused meth dealer

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A man accused of having more than one pound of methamphetamine in his home has been denied a bond reduction after getting arrested for failing to appear for his preliminary hearing.

27-year-old George Valles was back in court this week on a motion for a bond review. He was issued two separate court dates for his charge of possession of methamphetamine more than 140 grams. After failing to appear for the first court date, he was arrested- and bond was increased to $500,000 at 10%.

Valles had already posted bond on two separate occasions. County Judge James Worden said that $500,000 is a reasonable bond for the severity of the crime. However the court did rule that the money had already posted for bond shall be returned to Valles.

Public Defender Dave Eubanks also appeared to formally withdraw as Valles' legal council.

A new preliminary hearing date has been scheduled for February 25th in Scotts Bluff County Court.

Back in January, police seized more than 18 ounces of methamphetamine from a Mitchell home that Valles shared with Joseph Lowery, who is also charged in this case.

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