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Neighbors express concern after Syracuse corner store raid leaves trash-filled store

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Update as of 4:30 p.m. Sunday:

Neighbors reached out to NewsChannel 9 with an update that a cleanup effort is underway at the store's location. There is no word yet on what will happen next for the market.

Original report:

Syracuse Police confirm a raid at Lancaster Market near Syracuse University on Monday resulted in arrests and the seizure of illegal goods.

That raid was linked to an additional raid not too far away from the store on Hurlburt Street.

Police say five people were arrested. Investigators recovered synthetic marijuana, also known as spike, untaxed cigarettes, and cocaine. 

The inside of Lancaster Market, located at 1007 Lancaster Ave., still showed signs of the raid as of Sunday morning. Neighbors say they are worried about vermin entering the building, as opened containers and bags of food can be seen inside of the market. A NewsChannel 9 photographer could smell garbage from the outside of the building. 

Police tell us the property owners are responsible for cleaning up the store after the raid. 

They say they do not know what the owners plan to do since it is now a civil issue.

Police recommend contacting the Division of Code Enforcement for more information. They can be reached at (315) 448-8695.


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