Authorities: Officers serving narcotics-related warrant swarm Northside home

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says officers were sent to serve a narcotics-related search warrant Friday evening at a home on the Northside.

For hours throughout the evening, officers were at the intersection of Frances Avenue and Hobart Boulevard. Apart from the home, undercover officers were also seen searching a parked car outside.

Neighbors told News4JAX the officers showed up at about 3:30 p.m. One person said she heard officers on a bullhorn calling for someone to come out, and she heard what she said sounded like flashbangs.

JSO did not immediately confirm any arrests, but News4JAX noted at least five people who were placed in handcuffs in the front yard.

Police remained in the neighborhood until close to 8 p.m.

About the Author:

Renee Beninate is a Florida native and award-winning reporter who joined the News4Jax team in June 2021.