Officers say they found 7.9 pounds of methamphetamines at Cancun's Restaurant

Published: Friday, March 22, 2013 at 05:14 PM.

On Wednesday, March 6, the informant reported to Manna that Reyes-Barragan and the informant had talked on the telephone, and during that conversation Reyes-Barragan said that he had a source of suppy for methamphetamine in Atlanta who could provide the drug for $22,000 per kilogram.

On Saturday, March 16, the informant told Manna that at about 2 p.m. Reyes-Barragan sent the informant a text message stating that “Los Gallos” were on the way, according to the affidavit.

“I know from my experience conducting narcotics investigations that drug traffickers use coded language when referring to drugs while speaking to one another on the telephone,” Manna states in the affidavit. “I also know from conducting this investigation that Reyes-Barragan has used the word ‘Gallo’ when referring to one kilogram of methamphetamine.”

On Saturday, March 16, at 10:30 p.m. the informant contacted Manna and said that he had just completed a series of phone calls with Reyes-Barragan. According to the affidavit, Reyes-Barragan agreed to meet with the informant’s associate at Cancun’s Restaurant in Chipley on Sunday, March 17, at 9 a.m. in order for the informant’s associate to bring money to purchase three kilograms of methamphetamine from Reyes-Barragan.

The informant also told Manna that Reyes-Barragan said that the “gallos” were close.

On Sunday, March 17, law enforcement established surveillance at Cancun’s Restaurant, where officers saw a white Chevrolet Tahoe arrive at about 8:30 a.m., according to the affidavit. The Tahoe departed after several minutes.

At about 8:35 a.m., Manna spoke with the informant, who told Manna that he had just spoken to Reyes-Barragan by telephone and that Reyes-Barragan said that he was inside the restaurant and his friends were coming to the restaurant.

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