From the outside, there’s nothing noticeably strange about this Tennessee property. The only notion that something’s up is the squad of police officers preparing to break down the doors as part of a targeted raid. As the lawmen enter they realize they were right to be suspicious, but none could have predicted how extensive the reality of the situation would be.
Cops raid houses every day; there are in excess of 20,000 no-knock raids annually in the U.S. alone. SWAT teams and police can obtain no-knock warrants if alerting whoever’s inside the house to their presence could jeopardize their operation – by giving the criminal time to grab a weapon or destroy evidence, for example.
No matter the kind of raid, however, the results aren’t always that exciting. Sometimes the cops don’t find anything at all. But in this million-dollar vacation retreat in Trousdale County, 40 miles from Nashville, they certainly found more than they bargained for.