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ATF agents seize weapons, drugs in Detroit-area home

On Behalf of | Jun 5, 2019 | Federal Crimes |

If you drive east of Ann Arbor for a few minutes, you will arrive in Wyandotte. The Downriver community was recently the site of a raid by federal law enforcement agents on a house.

According to a news report, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives executed a search warrant at a residence. They reportedly seized guns, ammunition and a controlled substance at the home, but made no arrests.

Officials later said they could not divulge information on the number or types of weapons confiscated. They also said they would not discuss the amount or type of controlled substance that was seized in the early-morning raid.

While the residents of the home do not currently face federal or state criminal charges, they certainly know they’re under investigation. Experts say there are a few simple guidelines to follow in this situation:

  • 1. Hire a criminal defense attorney. Even if you do not expect to face charges, it is a good idea to talk to a lawyer experienced in defense of both federal and state charges in order to get an assessment of your situation. An experienced attorney can also answer your questions and prepare you for interviews with police or prosecutors.
  • 2. Don’t discuss the case with others. Anyone you talk to stands a good chance of then being interviewed by officials. You can inadvertently drag family and friends into the investigation. You also do not want to complicate matters by possibly being accused of witness-tampering.
  • 3. Do not destroy evidence. This can also be a serious complication of your situation.

You can discuss evidence, charges and your legal options with an attorney experienced in defending rights and freedom at every step of the process.