Two arrested, dog killed in drug house raid, SA police say

Man was also wanted by U.S. Marshals on human smuggling warrant

SAN ANTONIO – A man and a woman were arrested Thursday after San Antonio police raided a known problem house on the South Side.

According to a preliminary police report, officers with SAPD Narcotics Unit were conducting surveillance before trying to serve a search warrant at a home considered “nuisance property” in the 300 block of Hot Wells Boulevard.

Officers had a hard time entering the home because the front door was barricaded with a large piece of wood from the inside and an aggressive pit bull was guarding the back door, the report said.

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After making forced entry through the front door, the pit bull made it difficult for them to enter a back garage apartment and charged at them, police said.

An officer was forced to open fire on the dog after it nearly bit the officer. Police say the pit bull was killed.

Officers found 20 grams methamphetamine and uncapped syringes inside the house, police said.

A neighbor told KSAT 12 News that she’s relieved to see law enforcement at the property, where she said she witnessed a lot of traffic.

Officers said neighbors frequently complained about the house, which is near a school.

San Antonio’s code compliance was also contacted about conditions on the property.

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