In early morning hours of Tuesday, June 14, Nevada Police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of E. Locust Street following an investigation into criminal activity at that location.

During a search of the residence, Nevada officers located and seized an illegal firearm that was unlawfully in the possession of a subject prohibited from possessing firearms due to prior felony convictions.

Nevada Officers also located and seized suspected methamphetamine and drug related paraphernalia from inside the home.

Police took one male subject into custody from the residence. Additional charges are expected to be presented to the Vernon County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on the remaining subjects identified during the investigation.

The male subject taken into custody was transported to the Vernon County Jail for holding. That subject has been identified as follows: Michael A. Miranda, age 46 of Banning, California

On June 14, 2022, the following charges were filed against Michael A. Miranda through the Vernon County Associate Court:

One (1) Count of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm – Class D Felony

One (1) Count of Possession of a Controlled Substance – Class D Felony

Miranda is being held in the Vernon County Jail without bond.

Citizens are encouraged to contact the police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime.

To report criminal activities call 911, contact the Nevada Police Department at (417) 448-5100 or use the Nevada Police Department’s Tip Hotline (417) 667-8477.

Any and all information can be kept confidential if requested.