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Feds Raid Winston-Salem Man's House; Take Guns And Ammo

7:14 PM, Jul 25, 2012   |    comments
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Winston-Salem, NC -- Federal agents who raided a home on East Sprague Street on Tuesday night seized guns and ammunition, a US Attorney's Office spokeswoman said.

Why officers from the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives chose to raid the house is still unclear. Paperwork associated with the case has apparently been sealed, and spokeswomen for the FBI and the US Attorney's Office would only say agents were conducting a "search."

Around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, agents burst in to the front door of the house. When it was all over, the agents seized some guns and ammunition. The son of the man who owns the house described the guns to WFMY News 2 as looking like rifles. The man who owns the house, Ramiro Roman, told WFMY News 2 the guns belonged to a friend.

READ: NC Firearms Laws

During the raid, the Winston-Salem Police Department's bomb squad was called in to check out some suspicious packages, but those weren't explosive or incendiary, officers say. They were just more ammunition.

Published reports from multiple other media outlets indicated agents found grenades inside the house, but that is untrue, according to Winston-Salem police and the FBI. No one has been arrested, either, federal reps said, despite some published reports to the contrary.

Roman says he wasn't even home last night when everything started, though he says he has been questioned by authorities since then. He's also looking in to getting a lawyer.

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