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Narcotics warrant served at wrong house

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 12:34pm

From Longview Police Department:

On October 20, 2010 at around 11:10 p.m., the Longview Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team assisted the Gregg County Organized Drug Enforcement (CODE) Unit by serving a narcotics search warrant at 825 Beaumont Street.

As the SWAT Team approached the residence, one of the narcotics suspects was outside standing in the street in front of 823 Beaumont Street. This caused Team members to mistakenly believe 823 Beaumont was the target location, instead of the house next door at 825 Beaumont Street. SWAT made entry into 823 Beaumont Street and detained the residents inside.

No one was injured during the incident and it was discovered quickly that SWAT was at the wrong location.

The Longview Police Department has issued a formal apology to the residents at 823 Beaumont Street and is currently working to repair any damages to the home. An internal investigation is being conducted to ensure this type of mistake does not occur again.
 

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