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Authorities use flashbang devices while searching home west of Jefferson City

UPDATE (12:50 p.m.): One person has been arrested following the search at the home in Jefferson City. The search warrant for drugs and weapons was served at a home on Bagnall Drive, not Northway Drive as previously reported.

During the search, authorities seized three handguns (two of which were stolen), drug paraphernalia, more than three grams of methamphetamine, and around $7,000 cash.

The person arrested has not been identified yet; he or she was booked into jail on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of stolen firearms, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to dstribute.

Original (11:40 a.m.):”The Mustang Drug Task Force is searching a home west of Jefferson City right now.

Cole County deputies, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and other officers were first seen on Northway Drive, just west of Jefferson City around 8:30 Tuesday morning.

Captain John Wheeler with the Cole County Sheriff’s Department tell ABC 17 News they were executing a search warrant at the home. Wheeler said state troopers used flashbang devices to disorient anyone inside as a means to protect task force officers.

The grenades smashed several windows at the home and made loud noises, which caused a resident nearby to report hearing gunshots.

Wheeler said officers had not located any drugs at the home yet, but some weapons were found inside the home.

ABC 17 News has a crew on the scene and will keep updating this story as we get new details.

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