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Resident Feels 'Violated' After Drug Search

LAS VEGAS -- A raid at a home in the south part of the Las Vegas Valley led to a federal drug investigation.

Channel 8 I-Team cameras were there as federal agents and Metro's SWAT team hauled off truck-loads of evidence Wednesday night. Authorities have confirmed they served a drug-related search warrant at the home. A woman living there, 33-year-old Vanessa Siciliano, denies anything illegal is going on.

Police surrounded the outside of the house near Bermuda Road and Windmill Lane Wednesday night. U.S. Postal Service inspectors confirmed a drug-related investigation was underway.

Siciliano's boyfriend, Hamilton Hee, was seen being carried away on a stretcher. Both live in the home. 

"I was scared, I had a bunch of guns in my face and I didn't know why," Siciliano said.

She let an 8 News NOW news crew into the house Thursday. 

"They tossed the whole house, the whole house was destroyed," she said.

All authorities would say is that the case involves the distribution of a controlled substance through the mail.

Officers in protective suits did remove boxes of evidence from the house, along with what looked like a chemistry lab filled with used beakers and vials.

Siciliano said, Hee uses the equipment to make oatmeal in his bedroom. She also said, the two often buy and sell items on the Internet, including game arcade machines. She is adamant drugs is not one of the things they sell.

Siciliano said officers also seized the couple's pain medications from the house. Her boyfriend  remains in hospital due to an illness. No one has been arrested.


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