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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Police surround home during city drug raid


The explosion of a grenade designed to cause a distraction hastily drew Tracy W. Kahary out of his apartment and into a scene involving police surrounding a Saginaw home.

Kahary said he counted about 20 officers, many clad in SWAT gear, and carrying automatic rifles in the twilight Tuesday as they circled around a townhouse at 721 N. Bates, near Throop.

Township Police Detective Sgt. Jack Doyle said a drug investigation tip led his department, with the help of the Saginaw Emergency Services Team, into the city.

The 15-officer raid, with two state Department of Corrections agents, began about
8:15 p.m., he said.

Officers with lights mounted on their rifles searched the area around the home, with at least one frequently pointing the weapon's white light at the grass while a chilly spring rain fell.

A Saginaw police canine team assisted in the search.

Officers found small amounts of drugs, Doyle said. As of this morning, they had made no arrests.


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