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Federal agents, police raid Smokedale Tobacco shop in Hudson

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The Hudson Police Department assisted U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration task force from Minnesota in executing a search warrant Wednesday morning at the Smokedale Tobacco shop at 1525 Coulee Road, Police Chief Marty Jensen has confirmed.


The police chief responded to an inquiry from the Star-Observer on Thursday after the newspaper received a tip about the raid from a reader.

Jensen said the purpose of the search was to look for controlled substances.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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