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

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

The Mazda was returned to Cancun’s Restaurant where officers deployed a narcotics K-9 drug dog, who alerted to the odor of narcotics, according to the affidavit.

At about the same time as the traffic stops, law enforcement officers went to the restaurant, where Manna and other officers went to the rear of the building. Reyes-Barragan walked out of the rear of the restaurant, and was asked by officers if there was anyone inside the restaurant.

Reyes-Barragan said there was not anyone in the building, but Manna heard noises and voices inside the restaurant, so officers entered the restaurant for a security sweep, locating several workers, according to the affidavit.

Reyes-Barragan then provided verbal and written consent for law enforcement to search the restaurant.

During the search, officers discovered six Tupperware containers, individually wrapped in cellophane, inside a black trash bag in the storage shed to the rear of the restaurant, according to the affidavit.

“I looked at the Tupperware containers and saw that each container held a substance resembling methamphetamine and that each container was wrapped in cellophane,” Manna wrote in the affidavit. “The substance tested positive for methamphetamine. I weighed the six plastic containers and the total weigh was approximately 3.6 kilograms.”

One kilogram equals 2.2 pounds — 3.6 kilograms equals 7.9 pounds.

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