Seven Suspects Arrested in Early Morning Des Moines Raids

DES MOINES, Iowa  -- Seven people are in custody following a series of raids across Des Moines Thursday in a multi-state drug investigation.

The FBI, ATF and Des Moines Police Department all took part in the raids which were carried out around 6:00 am.  Police say a local drug ring leader named Raylon Canada is accused of receiving cocaine in the mail from California.

Police say this raid is tied to previous raids targeting the C-Block Gang.

One raid happened in the 400 Block of E. Pleasant View Drive.  A neighbor says more than a half-dozen police vehicles arrived suddenly at 6:15 a.m.  Officers in full ballistic gear then poured out of cars and vans and swarmed a nearby home.

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