COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Florida Highway Patrol officers arrested Miami Gardens resident Phillip Guerrero on Wednesday after guns and drugs were allegedly found in his car during a traffic stop.
The 23-year-old was stopped on westbound I-75 for excessive window tint, but the trooper initiating the stop smelled a heavy odor of cologne and burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
Guerrero's hand was shaking as he gave the trooper his paperwork, according to his arrest report. The only form of identification he had on him was a Visa card bearing his name, but he gave the trooper a social security number that brought up the name Alexander Guerrero. The suspect claimed he was Alexander and that Phillip was his twin brother.
The trooper searched the vehicle and found a marijuana cigarette, as well as Phillip Guerrero's driver's license in between the seats. The suspect continued to claim he was Alexander and said he uses his brother's Visa because he doesn't have a bank account. Another trooper arrived on the scene and was able to positively identify the suspect as Phillip Guerrero. A record check showed he had a suspended license. He was arrested and placed in the back of the patrol vehicle.
A search of the engine compartment revealed two 9 mm semi-automatic handguns rolled up in a black t-shirt, one containing 14 rounds of ammunition in the magazine, and the other came up as stolen out of Miami. The troopers also found 524 grams of MDMA (Molly) in the car.
Guerrero was allegedly recorded inside the patrol car as making a phone call on his cell phone and saying to the person on the other end, "they found it."
He was transported to the Collier County Jail.