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By Mike Hazlip—
A local mini mart on San Juan Avenue was the scene of heavy police activity Tuesday morning, as multiple agencies assisted with a search of the building.
The business, JMK Mini Mart, was one of 14 locations throughout the region searched by FBI agents Tuesday morning, according a report by CBS13. News reports showed a heavy police presence at a massage parlor on the 8800 block of Greenback Lane.
CBS13 reported ATF, DEA, FBI, and Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department took part in the raids, saying they were the result of a wiretap operation involving methamphetamine.
Citrus Heights Police Lt. Michael Wells told The Sentinel in an email Wednesday SWAT officers from CHPD assisted the FBI in executing a search warrant at the mini mart on San Juan Avenue.
“The search warrant was executed with no issues and after the location was secure it was handed over to the FBI,” Wells said. He referred further questions to the FBI and did not comment on whether the Citrus Heights business was connected to other raids that also occurred the same morning.
The FBI’s Sacramento field office confirmed with The Sentinel in a phone call Thursday that federal agents served a warrant at the Citrus Heights location as part of a “multi-agency operation.” The representative did not disclose the nature of the operation, but confirmed agents were present at multiple addresses Tuesday and said more details may be released in the coming weeks.
The Sentinel attempted to contact the mini mart by phone Wednesday, but the phone went unanswered.
An employee at a nearby business said the mini mart had blacked out all of the front windows after moving in at the location a few months ago. She said customers were not seen visiting the establishment during the day, but activity was seen in the late night and early morning hours.
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