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Man facing charges after meth lab found in vehicle

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KALISPELL - A man is facing charges in Flathead County after deputies discovered he was producing methamphetamine inside his vehicle parked in front of the Kalispell Kmart.

29-year-old Nicholas Wayne Gimbel faces a felony charge of operating a clandestine laboratory and a felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs, as well as a parole violation. 

The incident happened Monday around 1:30 a.m. early when a Flathead County Sheriff's deputy checked on the vehicle after seeing it parked in front of Kmart and running and a man sleeping inside. 

Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says the deputy then observed what he said were the makings of a meth lab.

He says that while the drug can be manufactured several ways, this way is one of the more dangerous.

A DEA clean-up crew from out-of-state was on site to help process the scene, pick up the chemicals and dispose of them safely.

Gimbel faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted. 

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