A home in an upscale Florida neighborhood was hiding a million-dollar methamphetamine operation, officials said Tuesday.
Federal agents and deputies said they got a tip the drugs were stashed at the home near Orlando, so they set up surveillance and made the bust last week.
Investigators said they pulled over Jose Calvillo when he left the home, and found $120,000 worth of meth in his truck.
When agents returned to the home with a warrant, they arrested 44-year-old Jose Martinez-Romero.
Inside, agents said they found 80 pounds of meth worth $1 million hidden in a closet under the stairs.
In the driveway was a car with a stuffed Walter White toy. Actor Bryan Cranston played White on the television show “Breaking Bad.” Fans of the show know White as the “master cook” who cooks crystal meth with his partner, Jesse Pinkman.
In all, the meth could have provided more than 140,000 quarter-gram doses, but those drugs are now off the streets, officials said.
Both Calvillo and Martinez-Romero remain in federal custody without bail.