Around 6 a.m.Tuesday, a SWAT team raided Manzano's house in the 3600 block of Shooting Star Drive in San Ysidro and arrested suspected undocumented immigrant Jose Alfredo Garrido-Morena, also 26.
“It looked like a movie. It was a big scene," said neighbor Daniel Lazo. "Seems impossible. They were everywhere."
"They went inside every house," Lazo said. "We couldn't get out. It was crazy.”
According to a complaint unsealed in U.S. District Court in San Diego Tuesday afternoon, Garrido-Morena had been living at the residence along with Manzano and the accused agent's 46-year-old father, Marcos Gerardo Manzano Sr.
The elder Manzano faces federal immigration-violation charges in the case. Tuesday night, the FBI was still looking for him.
Manzano Jr. and Garrido-Morena appeared in court Wednesday morning to face formal charges.
Prosecutors said 61 grams of methamphetamine was found inside the suspect's home along with packaging material indicating a drug dealing operation.
Also, investigators found a hidden room under the patio, which is where Morena was found hiding.
Prosecutors say bond should be set at $200,000 because Manzano, Jr. could possibly flee to Mexico. The magistrate set bond at $75,000 and said Manzano should surrender his passport.
Manzo's mother and aunt sat in the hearing Wednesday. His mother said she is "very shocked" by charges.