CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A Cape Coral man is behind bars after police make an alarming discovery inside his home.
Detectives say 63-year-old Juan Claudio had firearms, drugs, and $30,000 in cash at his home on Northwest 18th Terrace.
After weeks of investigating and two undercover drug buys from Claudio, Cape police say they thought they knew what they were dealing with.
"If you take it in its purest form, this is a narcotics lead. We get our buys, we get our search warrants and search it," says Lt. Anthony Sizemore.
Thursday night, police executed the search warrant for Claudio's home, expecting to find only drugs, but they were also met with a small arsenal.
"These weren't Saturday night specials -- old revolvers. These were machine guns," Sizemore says.
Detectives seized 14 firearms and more than 900 rounds of ammunition from the home. They also found thousands of dollars worth of oxycodone, hydrocodone and Xanax, without prescriptions, and a "grow room" with mature marijuana plants.
"He was dabbling in a little bit of everything there," says Sizemore.
According to the police report, investigators also discovered $30,000 in 100-dollar bills, which Claudio told police belonged to a friend. When investigators said they were confiscating the money, he said the money was his.
Claudio, a convicted felon, told police some of the narcotics and guns also belonged to a friend, and he sold the marijuana to supplement his disability check, according to the report.
Neighbors are shocked and outraged to hear about the discovery.
"For that to be in my neighborhood. It's disgusting. It's disgusting," says Jennifer Hayden, a neighbor.
Hayden says Claudio hardly stuck out in their quiet neighborhood and says his case is just another reminder that looks can be deceiving.
"He'd wave, say hi, you know," Hayden says. "Like nothing's going on."
Claudio's prior arrests include attempted murder and sale of cocaine.
He was being held in the Lee County Jail, as of Friday evening. His bond is set at $105,500.