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Cordova residents shocked by drug bust

It's a quiet house on a quiet street in a normally quiet Cordova neighborhood. But what was found inside is shocking. Federal agents came across more than $7,000 and 7,000 ecstasy tablets.

It was all part of a suspected multi-state operation dealing in drugs, guns and cash.

"It's kind of frightening I'd guess you'd say," says neighbor Vernon Jones.

This retiree lives right next door to 93-47 Barrow Drive. Jones says he rarely saw suspect Louis Trevino, who lived here for the past six months.

"Rarely saw anyone over there really," says Jones.

Other neighbors were afraid to make their identities known. But they agree, Trevino was a man of mystery.

"There was a white car that would go into the garage and shut the garage door behind them," says "Nicole." "And when they'd leave, the door would shut," she adds.

Overturned furniture and cupboards that have bee rifled through is all you can inside Trevino's home. Neighbors say the apparent drug sweep was the most activity they've seen there. One neighbor named Julie says she watched as drug agents worked.

"I just happened to be doing laundry next to the window and saw all these cars pull up simultaneously and watched as one guy appeared to load a shotgun or something," says Julie.

Turns out, Trevino wasn't home. He was arrested in Atlanta where most of the contraband was recovered.

Federal agents say the Cordova raid is connected with one in Laredo, Texas as well. They say it's a major cocaine wholesale operation with a pipeline that leads straight to one of Mexico's biggest drug kingpins.

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