• FBI, local agents raid Memphis home

    By: Tom Dees


    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - FBI and Shelby County Narcotics agents raided a home in a Memphis neighborhood Tuesday morning.

    The bust happened on Fairmont Ave.

    Neighbors said they heard four loud explosions and then saw officers with guns aimed at the house. 

    A viewer tipped FOX13 about the raid. She didn't want her face on camera, but she said she saw a large orange glow coming from the house where the explosions happened.

    "We heard a big boom and then a boom boom, " she said.

    FOX13 cameras caught FBI agents take a man in custody and put him in the back of a SUV with dark tinted windows.

    A tow truck removed a car from the driveway. 

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    "We heard what sounded like thunder and then we realized that it wasn't thunder and so I woke my wife up and then my daughter and we saw the activity down there," Mike Westmoreland said.

    Witnesses said deputies in the street pointed guns at the house and that a woman was taken into custody.

    "They had the FBI and the sheriff and they had drug dogs in the house and all that."

    Neighbors said they've seen traffic around the house for weeks.

    "Cars that come by there only there for like five minutes and they are right back out all hours of the night. We knew that something was going on so it did not surprise us."

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