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36 bags of meth found on man accused of firing stolen gun

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A man accused of firing a stolen gun and possessing over 30 bags of meth has been arrested in Louisiana.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports 40-year-old Jose Avila-Garcia was spotted firing a weapon in New Orleans on Saturday.

New Orleans police said in a news release that responding officers also spotted Avila-Garcia with a gun. He then disregarded the officers' commands and fled on foot.

After the chase, Avila-Garcia was found with a stolen semi-automatic handgun and 36 packets of meth.

Police arrested Avila-Garcia and charged him with several offenses, including possession of a stolen firearm, illegal carrying of a firearm and flight from an officer.

It's unclear if Avila-Garcia has a lawyer.

Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com

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