L.A. Police Batter Way Into Suspected Rock Cocaine House

Los Angeles police wheeled out the department’s battering ram Tuesday evening to break into a “very well fortified” house where rock cocaine was allegedly being sold, officers said.

Thirty people inside the house in the 3200 block of South Central Avenue were “detained” for questioning, said Lt. Fred Nixon.

No one was injured in the 9:05 p.m. raid.

“We expected to get a significant quantity of rock cocaine, and we have seized at least one gun so far,” Nixon said, shortly after officers entered the house. “We’re still searching.”


“I thought it was an earthquake,” Tad Lee, owner of a liquor store next door to the house, said of the battering ram going through the door.