UPDATE: Early morning search warrants involving SWAT lead to arrest

SWAT were called to help police deliver a warrant in Moorhead.
SWAT were called to help police deliver a warrant in Moorhead.(Cali Hubbard, VNL)
Published: Sep. 24, 2020 at 7:54 AM CDT
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MOORHEAD, Minn. (Valley News Live) -UPDATE: Three people are in custody Thursday after a high-risk narcotics search warrant was executed.

Around 6:20 A.M. on September 24th, members of the Lakes to River Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, consisting of the Moorhead Police Department, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Breckenridge Police Department, and the Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Red River Valley SWAT Team went to the home 3225 9th St South in Moorhead which is a commercial property.

Red River Valley SWAT was utilized based on intelligence received during the investigation that those possibly present had a criminal history with weapons-related charges.

During the execution of the warrant, three individuals were apprehended for outstanding felony warrants:

23-year-old Hartavious Ayers, of Moorhead, was arrested for a Clay County warrant of Felony Theft Probation Violation.

Hartavious Ayers
Hartavious Ayers(Moorhead PD)

33-year-old Wareagle Martin, of Dilworth, was arrested for a warrant out of Cass County, ND, for Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Heroin, and Drug Paraphernalia.

Wareagle Martin
Wareagle Martin(Moorhead PD)

28-year-old Alison Salverson of Fargo, for Hubbard County, MN, on a warrant of Felony 5th Degree Controlled Substance.

Alison Salverson
Alison Salverson(Moorhead PD)

Assisting agencies included the Fargo Police Department Narcotics Unit, Cass County Drug Task Force, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, and MN State Patrol.

Moorhead police say there is no threat to the public and the investigation is on-going.

ORIGINAL STORY: Moorhead Police confirm that SWAT was called in to help assist them during a search warrant in south Moorhead Thursday morning.

Police were searching in the 3200 block of 9th Street S. at the site of Geely Auto Sales.

Our reporter on scene says she saw police searching through multiple cars parked behind the business, most of them had their doors and trunks open.

The reporter also noticed police walking out of the lot with a large brown bag that looked like it was filled with something.

Stay with Valley News Live as we wait to learn more from police.

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