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Feds raid Baton Rouge mansion, detain homeowner

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BATON ROUGE - Federal agents seized evidence that included a Ferrari during a synthetic pot raid Tuesday at numerous locations around Baton Rouge.

Agents from Homeland Security Investigations detained Tim Tran to question him about possibly importing synthetic marijuana and money laundering. Investigators seized computers, a bag full of cash, and other items as evidence from Tran's warehouse on Florida Boulevard as well.

A crew of agents also swarmed Tran's home in the Centurion Place subdivision, removing several boxes of papers and driving off with Tran's red Ferrari. News 2 learned the Baton Rouge Fire Department was also called in to cut into a safe inside the home.

Neighbors living near Tran said they'd never seen anything like the show of force federal agents put on.

"If there's wrongdoing around here, we need to have it checked out... especially if something happens," said neighbor Kevin Conway.

Other neighbors likened what they saw today to a scene from a movie. They just wish it wasn't in their subdivision.

Tran was booked on serious, federal criminal charges. Watch WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 for more.

 

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