SWAT Team Raids Home In Tonawanda

December 10, 2011 Updated Dec 10, 2011 at 10:16 AM EDT

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SWAT Team Raids Home In Tonawanda

December 10, 2011 Updated Dec 10, 2011 at 10:16 AM EDT

By Neale Gulley ( The Tonawanda News )— — A SWAT team was used Friday morning during the search of a City of Tonawanda home on Follette Lane where tenants were suspected of drug dealing.

Police Capt. Lori Rank said a quantity of marijuana and cocaine was located inside the home at 84 Follette Lane, and that a 33-year-old female surrendered without incident.

Era M. Pinelli, 33, was charged with felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, criminal use of drug paraphernalia for scales found in the home and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Two school-aged children and a man identified as Pinelli’s husband were not home when about a dozen tactical police officers used a battering ram to enter the home around 9 a.m.

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