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News 4 Web Exclusive: Downtown SWAT Sting

A downtown Dothan home became the scene of a SWAT team raid and now three men are behind bars for reportedly selling drugs. News 4's Alex Zequeira was with police when they made the arrests.

"I had just gotten out of the shower and I was trying to get my cloths on when my niece hollered and said the police was out there, me and her came out the door and that is when he told us to get back in the house, and I feel like I'm having a heart attack," said Jestean Reese, resident of Lake Street.

A Dothan woman recalls the frightful moments when the Dothan PD's SWAT team stormed into a home on Lake Street.

Police had been surveying the house for about five hours Thursday, and they say these three men, 22-year-old Kendrick Johnson his twin brother Kendall Johnson, and their friend, 24-year-old Christopher Grimsley, were in possession of some illegal contraband.

"The vice division and the SWAT team members recovered numerous guns, cocaine and marijuana," said Cpl. Frank Meredith of Dothan Police Dept.

The amount of drugs was less than what police expected to find, but authorities say the drugs were worth several thousand dollars on the streets.

"It was approximately five ounces which street level you could get five thousand dollars worth if you sell it out on the streets in smaller quantities, than what they had it bagged as," said an undercover Dothan Police Officer.

But investigators are calling the guns seizure significant.

Police confiscated several illegal firearms including a sawed-off shotgun, and 12 gauge shotgun, and an ak-47 with several clips.

"You're probably looking at $1,000 to $2,000 worth of weapons," said Cpl. Meredith.

All three men are now charged with possession of marijuana, and Kendall Jackson is also charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Police say the three men could be facing federal weapons charges, due to the fact that the guns that were seized are illegal.

All three men are currently being held at the Dothan city jail.


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