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Drugs, cash and shotgun seized in raid of liquor near Lexington Market

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(l-r) Baltimore Police Media Relations Chief, T.J. Smith, Commissioner Darryl De Sousa, Deputy Commisioner Gary Tuggle

Baltimore City Police say a liquor store near Lexington Market was a front for a drug operation. Police spokesman T.J. Smith says officers raided Eutaw Liquors on Monday and arrested seven people including the husband and wife who own the store and four of their employees. 

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nvestigators found 56 zip-lock bags of suspected marijuana, 24 blue-top vials of suspected crack cocaine, 16 bags of crack, 12-thousand-dollars in cash, a digital scale, razors, a drug packaging device and a shotgun.  Police say they are moving to shut the store down for good. Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa says tipsters told police people were buying drugs in the store. Watch the full Baltimore Police press conference about the raid here.