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I-Team: Police Raiding Las Vegas Business

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LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police narcotic officers and the federal Homeland Security agents swarmed in on a Las Vegas business at 3610 S. Highland Drive during a raid Wednesday morning.

Natalie Collins, a spokeswoman with the U.S. Attorney's Office, said agents served multiple search warrants throughout Las Vegas Wednesday.

Collins said the search warrants are sealed, but one of those search warrants targeted a sex shop business

The I-Team camera captured what appears to be the target of the raid. It looks similar to synthetic drug compounds seen in previous raids.

Neighboring businesses said they witnessed a SWAT team go in with flash-bang explosives at the start of the raid.

It is unknown how many arrests were made.

Collins said the location they raided is "a sex shop."

A few things are unclear at this hour, including how the sex shop is connected to the raid and, second, who owns the sex club.

It still has signage as the Power Exchange, but long-time owner Mike Powers said he sold the business in February.

Again, the I-Team's camera spotted what appears to be the target of the search warrant -- possible synthetic drug compounds taken out as evidence.

If that is the case, it's just a few doors down from where another synthetic drug stash was found in 2011.

Although Collins said multiple locations were involved in Wednesday's raid, the operation is being carried off with near complete secrecy and further details have not been forthcoming.

In a statement released to the media Wednesday afternoon, Metro Police said the department is conducting a joint operation with other southern Nevada law enforcement agencies. The police added that no further information was available at this time.

 

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