Police, federal agents raid multiple Memphis area day cares

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police and federal agents raided several day care centers in Memphis and northern Mississippi on Thursday, according to WREG.

According to the report, the only information the U.S. attorney’s office will provide is that it is a raid of certain day care centers.

WREG reports that the raids have something to do with money and that the Secret Service is involved.

Parents of children at the raided day care centers were told to come pick up their kids.

According to reports, filing cabinets were being moved around and evidence was being boxed up in at least one of the centers.

What the evidence is remains unclear.

The following was a statement released to WREG from United States Attorney Edward L. Stanton III for the Western District of Tennessee:

Earlier today, federal search warrants were executed upon a number of establishments in Shelby County and North Mississippi. These warrants were filed under seal and are part of an ongoing investigation. Therefore, we have no further comment on this matter at this time.

Law enforcement agencies involved in the execution of these search warrants include the Memphis Police Department Organized Crime Unit, the United States Secret Service, the United States Marshals Service, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

No additional information is currently available.

SOURCE: WREG