Federal agents searched a home Friday morning on the 3100 block of East Drive in Groves.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, is leading the investigation. Its agents executed a search warrant for child pornography just before 7:45 a.m. along with Beaumont and Groves Police Departments.
One woman was arrested on warrants unrelated to the child porn investigation, although police are not releasing her name.
The search warrant was carried out on suspicion that child pornography would be found in the home. Once inside, police say they also found drugs.
The community is now asking for answers.
People who live in the home would not talk about federal agents raiding, looking for evidence of child pornography.
Nichole Powell works at a Red Apple Daycare near the home on East Drive, and while she had no idea what the raid was about, she said the whole incident raises real concerns.
"We need to be ready to protect ourselves," said Powell.
When she arrived for work, she says she saw agents preparing to serve a search warrant at the home that she is familiar with.
"Marshals, DA, Groves Police, all standing with guns and everything," said Groves.
Neighbors say the street was lined with unmarked law enforcement cars, and investigators were collecting evidence from inside the home for at least two and a half hours.
"Saw carrying tubs of something out. Didn't know what was in the tubs," said one man.
Once inside the home, drugs were found. Groves Police Sgt. Steve Hinton wouldn't say what kind. He says Groves Police Department will be investigating that.
The woman in the home was arrested a woman for unrelated local warrants such as traffic violations, but Sgt. Hinton wouldn't go into detail.
Now that agents have served the search warrant, evidence will be examined. There could be additional arrests made in this case.
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