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    Ethan Couch, also known as the "affluenza" teen, hid out in a Mexican resort with his mother before he was caught earlier this week, and two staff members at a Puerto Vallarta hotel told Reuters that the two had a gun with them.

    Couch and his mother Tonya were caught Monday in Puerto Vallarta. The 18-year-old had violated his probation and a manhunt for him ensued. Couch was on 10 years probation after successfully invoking an "affluenza" defense while on trial for a 2013 drunken-driving crash that killed four people.

    The gun was left in a drawer at the Los Tules hotel after changing rooms during their Dec. 20 to 25 stay, the hotel staffers told Reuters. However, NBC News has not independently confirmed a gun was found. The Tarrant County, Texas, District Attorney's office told NBC News it is investigating.  

    Couch remains in Mexico City in custody while his mother was deported and is in Los Angeles.