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Drug raid near W-X freeway nets numerous arrests

Multiple people were either arrested or cited at a house near the W-X freeway on Tuesday following a drug bust by the Sacramento Police Department South Problem Oriented Policing Team.

The team, working with SWAT officers, executed a search warrant and raided the house on the 2400 block of X Street around 7:05 a.m. Police spokesman Officer Marcus Basquez confirmed that a drug lab was operating out of the home.

Police said that a man and a woman were arrested for manufacturing narcotics while five men and three women were cited and released for a variety of drug charges ranging from possession of heroin and methamphetamine to possession of drug paraphernalia. Another man was cited for possession of illegal fireworks, police said.

The arrests come on the heels of a months-long investigation into the dealings at the house, Basquez said. Officers received word of illegal narcotic use in the surrounding area and received numerous complaints from neighbors about illegal activity in the house, he said. The POP team’s investigation of the residence led to a judge authorizing a search warrant for the residence.

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