Man arrested with 48 pounds of meth, 22 pounds of cocaine

Drugs have street value of more than $2-million
Posted at 6:29 PM, Aug 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-05 18:29:27-04

Federal and local law enforcement arrested a man in Gibsonton with 70 pounds of narcotics. According to arrest reports, 18-year-old Jesus Barrera Guerrero had 48 pounds of meth and 22 pounds of cocaine.

The DEA isn't talking about the investigation, but according to arrest documents, agents arrested Barrera Guerro at the Circle K gas station at 12140 US 41 South in Gibsonton.

They found 22 pounds of meth in his car. Agents then searched his home in nearby Eastwood Estates. Inside, agents say they found 26 pounds of meth and 22 pounds of cocaine.

"He's an attractive young man. He look like a serious young man. He don't look like trashy or nothin'," one neighbor who wished to stay anonymous said.

That neighbor said he moved in no more than two weeks ago. She believes one of the man's family members purchased the home for him to live in. She says he lived there alone, he was quiet and stayed to himself.

"He was in and out. He said 'hi' to me," she said.

It's not clear where the drugs came from, but according to the arrest report, Barrera Guerrero had a Texas driver's license and claimed to live in Mexico.