Berwyn Heights drug raid

Berwyn Heights drug raid

On July 29, 2008, police conducted a drug raid in Berywn Heights, Maryland after following a 32 pound box of marijuana delivered to the house.cite web|url= |title=32 Pounds Of Marijuana Seized From Mayor's Home |accessdate=2008-09-13] The house was the residency of Cheye Calvo, the town mayor.cite web|url= |title=Police Raid Berwyn Heights Mayor's Home, Kill His 2 Dogs |accessdate=2008-09-13] The raid by the SWAT team resulted in the death of the mayor's two dogs. According to Calvo, one dog was immediately shot upon entry, while the deputies followed the other dog into the kitchen where they shot it.cite web|url= |title=Mayor Critical Of P.G. Review In Dog Shooting |accessdate=2008-09-13] Police later said that, even thought the dogs were fleeing the officers, they still felt threatened and decided to shoot the two animals, and furthermore refused to apologize for any part of the raid. [cite web|url= |title=Justice Dept. To Investigate Raid At Mayor's Home |accessdate=2008-09-13] The box of marijuana was addressed to Calvo's wife, [cite web|url=,0,4607054.story |title=Mayor Cheye Calvo describes raid in e-mail to friends |accessdate=2008-09-13] however investigators said later that they believe the mayor was a victim of a smuggling scheme. The Justice Department is investigating the case.


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