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Police tactical teams wearing body armor and brandishing automatic rifles took suspects into custody on Monday afternoon, as investigators searched a business and at least one residence in Galax.
The tactical units from Galax and Carroll County were serving drug-related warrants on behalf of the Twin County Drug Taskforce, police on the scene reported.
Carroll County Sheriff's Department's TACT team hit Cali Mex car wash off East Stuart Drive around noon, and Galax Police Department's SERT team was at a residence in the Glendale Trailer Park off Hanes Road soon after. Investigators were searching a mobile home and a Cali Mex van parked outside the residence.
Outside Cali Mex, several people were handcuffed and detained while officers searched the building and cars parked outside. At least one person was taken into custody.
The drug taskforce is a joint operation of Galax police, the Carroll and Grayson sheriffs' departments and Virginia State Police.
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