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UPDATE: 3 detained, bomb squad on scene after morning SWAT raid near Youngsville

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UPDATE 9:40 a.m. Lafayette Parish Sheriff's spokesperson John Mowell said three people were detained Wednesday morning in a drug raid near Youngsville.

Mowell said one man and two women were apprehended and could face criminal charges, although he didn't release further details. He said one of the three people owned the raided home in the 400 block of Gallet Road.

Mowell said military officials are headed to the home after what appears to be "a piece of unexploded military ordnance" was found at the home after the 6 a.m. raid.

"Nobody was injured during the raid. Everything went according to plan," Mowell said.

He said the area has been secured while the Metro Narcotics Task Force continues executing its search warrant and while authorities work to remove the suspected ordnance.


Bomb squads are responding to a home near Youngsville after a predawn raid turned up ordnances.

Lafayette Parish Sheriff spokesperson John Mowell said Wednesday morning a SWAT team raided the home in the 400 block of Gallet Road, secured the scene and turned it over to the Lafayette Parish Metro Narcotics Task Force.  In searching the home, authorities found suspected military-grade ammunition.

Law enforcement officials, including the State Police bomb squad and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, are working to determine whether the ammunition is live, Mowell said.

"They're still working the scene right now," Mowell said, adding that some people at the home were apprehended this morning.

Mowell did not elaborate on what counts those people may be facing, what narcotics were suspected or uncovered in the raid or what led to the warrant.

We've got a crew on the way and will add more details as they become available.

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