POLICE RAID: Suspects Take Plea Deals

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Two people arrested after a raid at an east Des Moines home by Ankeny police have accepted plea deals.

Thirty-five-year-old Richard Adair and 27-year-old Miranda Scigliano both faced unauthorized use of a credit card and drug charges after police found them in the basement of a home in the 2100 block of East 41st Street during the January raid.

As part of a deal Adair pleaded guilty to two counts of unauthorized use of a credit card. Scigliano filed a petition last week to plead guilty to credit card fraud and conspiracy to commit an aggravated misdemeanor.

The home’s security video shows Ankeny police officers and members of the Suburban Emergency Response Team in full tactical gear knocking down the door after knocking for just five seconds and searching the house because of a nonviolent December wallet theft from an Ankeny clinic.

Police later said they knew that both Adair and Scigliano had outstanding warrants and had reason to believe that meth may have been in the house.

During the raid, police found meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

A third man in the house at the time of the raid, 25-year-old Justin Ross, faces two drug-related offenses. He goes to trial on the charges in July.

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