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North Carolina Police Twice Raid Wrong Homes


June 1993

Cumberland County, N.C. narcotics bureau officers twice burst into the wrong homes on misguided drug raids (No byline, "Officers Raid Wrong Home Twice," Winston-Salem Journal, 5/8/93, p. 18).

Narcotic agents first went to one house, realized it was the wrong one, and then went next door, again leaving after realizing it was not the correct house. In one home, agents terrorized a deaf man by holding him at gunpoint before acknowledging their mistake.

At a third house, they allegedly found cocaine and arrested Emanuel Shears. Shears contends they still had the wrong house.