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Boone County Sheriff’s Office: SWAT team assisted in Tuesday morning drug investigation

Boone County deputies respond to a home on Jewell Avenue Tuesday.
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Boone County deputies respond to a home on Jewell Avenue Tuesday.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Office confirmed they served a search warrant at a Columbia home Tuesday morning.

ABC 17 News crews saw several deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Office in the 1100 block of Jewell Avenue near the intersection with Highview Avenue at 7:30 a.m. An armored vehicle was also at the scene.

BSCO Capt. Brian Leer confirmed with ABC 17 News that the Columbia Police Department's SWAT team assisted deputies serving a search warrant in connection with an ongoing drug investigation.

Boone County deputies at the scene of a home in Columbia Tuesday morning.

"It is worth noting that some of the information obtained and used within this investigation came through CrimeStoppers so we appreciate the assistance from members of our community," Leer said.

ABC 17 News crews at the scene saw one person being taken into custody and handcuffed outside of the home.

According to Leer, deputies arrested one woman for an active warrant unrelated to the drug investigation.

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Molly Stawinoga

Molly Stawinoga is ABC 17’s weekday morning anchor and a reporter at ABC 17 News. Molly joined the news team in 2017 while studying political science, journalism and Spanish at the University of Missouri. She is originally from DeKalb, Illinois.

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  1. There is only one valid reason to deploy a SWAT team, and that’s a hostage situation. There use in such mundane tasks as serving warrants is what’s getting a lot of people killed i their homes for no good reason. Often at the wrong address. They are a military unit, and should be used as sparingly as possible. They are not.

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