Closer look at three other homes involved in SWAT raids
Reporter: Sergio Avila
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - On May 5th the SWAT team went in and raided Jose Guerena's home. Almost simultaneously three other homes were hit. All four are within six miles of each other on the southwest side of Tucson.
One of the homes sits on a quite dirt road on Illinois street. Cheryl bard lives close by didn't see the SWAT raid but was shocked to hear her neighbors may have been involved in the drug trade.
"Well, that was kind of surprising, like I said, I never suspected anything," Bard said.
One of the other homes hit was on Oklahoma Street, here officers took loads of evidence including 10 cell phones and cash. Those two homes are owned by the same family. The third house on SWAT's list belongs to Jose Guerena's mother.
The people in that neighborhood on Lemon Tree Drive tell 9OYS they had been suspicious of the home for a while. They tell KGUN9 News they would always see cars coming and going at all hours of the night. They also found it suspicious that the people who live in the home would be there for a few weeks and all of a sudden be gone for several months at a time.
The front door of that home was damaged. Sheriff's office reports reveal the SWAT team had trouble breaking it down so they entered from the backyard.
But the community is no stranger to raids. One neighbor told 9OYS about three years ago another home on the same street was raided by law enforcement after a home invasion.
The stack of records released by the sheriff's office is nearly six inches thick so there's plenty to go through. 9OYS is still trying to determine what was seized at each of the homes although we already know overall deputies seized weapons, ammunition, body armor, cars, loads of cell phones and cash.