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Donte D. Hughes

Allen County police looking to serve an arrest warrant on a known gang member didn't find their target last week.

They did, however, nab a man they said was carrying a gun without a license and a bag full of drugs he admitted to dealing.

Allen County prosecutors formally charged 33-year-old Donte D. Hughes on Tuesday with dealing a controlled substance, carrying a handgun without a license and possession of marijuana.

On Feb. 19, police tried to serve a warrant at a home looking for a gang member who wasn't at the house.

While there, Hughes pulled up in an SUV and came into the house, according to Allen Superior Court documents.

He acted nervous when he saw officers in the home, court documents said, fidgeted in his pocket and was carrying a backpack.

Police found a stolen handgun in his pocket and an electronic scale, a plastic bag containing oxycodone, marijuana and ammunition in the backpack.

There were many empty plastic bags inside the backpack as well, according to court documents.