A meth bust in Boone County put a Columbia man behind bars early Tuesday morning.
At about 12:30 a.m. a Boone County deputy went to the 5300 block of North Oâ??Neal Road to investigate a suspicious vehicle.
When the deputy got there, he found the vehicle with to men inside.
The deputy said one of the men started making erratic movements and threw things out of the car.
During a search of the area, authorities found methamphetamine, scales, and a small amount of marijuana, prescription pills, and a loaded, stolen handgun.
They also found a large amount of cash in the vehicle.
Deputies arrested Victor Mendoza, 30, for distribution of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm as a prior felon, receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.