A woman in Aberdeen was in the shower yesterday morning when federal agents serving a drug-related search warrant busted down her door and forced her outside in a bathrobe. The only trouble: the DEA, Border Patrol and local authorities serving said search warrant had the wrong address.
A woman in the home told us she was taking a shower when armed agents broke in and forced her outside in a bath robe. "They said they had a search warrant for the entire property, and that they have to check every out building to confirm that nobody's in there."
The woman later learned that the search warrant had a different address than her home, where she lives with her 2-year-old daughter and parents.
Of course, this isn't the first time overzealous law enforcement agents have barged into the wrong house in the name of the War on Drugs, but that likely serves as little solace to the woman in question or her front door. However, in an apologetic (and completely warranted) gesture, KBKW also reports that the woman's door was replaced by the end of the day yesterday.
The good news for law enforcement in all of this is yesterday's actions weren't all mistakes. Drug Enforcement Administration spokeswoman Jodie Underwood tells KBKW the raid was part of an operation with multiple agencies serving search warrants in Western Washington cities. An update to the story indicates a Drug Enforcement Administration led task force served six federal search warrants in Grays Harbor County on Wednesday, part of an investigation into a suspected meth trafficking operation that led to the arrest of seven people. KBKW reports that the leader of the suspected meth ring, Jose Naur Sanchez, "sought to disguise his trafficking activity with the operation of a cedar shingle mill."