SIOUX FALLS, SD -
Sioux Falls authorities are on the lookout for a man who they believe is one of the area's biggest meth suppliers.
Investigators have received tips that 32-year-old Larry Zamora, Junior got a large shipment of methamphetamine in January but when authorities raided his apartment last week he got away.
Police arrested two men as part of the raid at the Class Auto Sales dealership at 10th and South Franklin Avenue last Friday but Zamora fled from the scene. Court documents say that he was the main target of the search.
An affidavit that was filed with the search warrant for the apartment that sits under the car dealership says that four different informants have been feeding police with information about Zamora since last October.
One informant said Zamora received a shipment of two kilograms of meth on January 20, which has a street value of nearly $150,000.
"Nobody has seen him but we do have information that people have been talking to him, so he's being helped by somebody," Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Jason Gearman said Wednesday.
Salesmen at the dealership told KELOLAND News on Friday that Zamora was living in the basement and they weren't involved.
"I don't know what goes on downstairs. Basically I work up top and that's all I do is work up top. I do the paperwork and sell cars. It had nothing to do with this business though," Class Auto car salesman Raymond Deauville said Friday.
Court paperwork goes on to say that an informant told police last week that they witnessed Zamora smoking meth in the downstairs apartment. They also saw him separating and weighing out meth on a digital scale.
A different informant also smoked meth with Zamora last week and saw him separating out meth from a large freezer bag in one of the mobile homes that sits in the trailer park behind the car dealership and underneath the 10th Street viaduct.
Authorities believe Zamora is armed and dangerous and is currently trying to find money to leave the area.
"This is an individual we'd like to get off the street as I'm guessing he's going to be committing more crimes to get some money to flee," Gearman said.
Authorities believe Zamora may be hiding out with family members who have been uncooperative with investigators in the past.
Court documents say Zamora also had three surveillance cameras set up around the car dealership so he could see who was outside.
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