Overnight raids target multiple people, evidence confiscated

(SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)
(SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Law enforcement raided a home in Castalia Heights on Thursday morning.

WMC Action News 5 crews saw officers banging on a door at the corner of Larose Avenue and Trezevant Street as they yelled, "search warrant."

DEA supervisor Jarrett Bevill told WMC Action News 5 that this is an ongoing drug investigation.

Police officers carried a large box out of the home, but it's unclear what was inside. A woman also limped out of the building and appeared to be injured.

The homeowner did not have any comment on the issue.

A man was handcuffed outside the home, but police later released him and allowed him back inside.

There are also several reports from Wednesday night and Thursday morning about raids happening in other parts of town.

There were even reports of helicopters circling the area of Mud Island.

"There were 15 cars. I saw him kind of going into a circle," Mud Island resident Reuben Brunson said.

Brunson said he watched the chaotic scene from his balcony on Island Bluff Drive.

"A whole group of people they were trying to round up," Brunson said. "I saw one of the officers in a vest with an assault rifle."

According to neighbors, they saw an SUV hiding from police. They said the man was possibly wanted on drug charges, but the Feds have not yet confirmed that he was wanted on those charges.

"It made me nervous because what type of area is Mud Island. I thought it was supposed to be safe," Brunson said.

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