EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Federal and local law enforcement agents served a search warrant at the Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club this morning.
Agents used heavy equipment to breakdown the building’s door.
The warrant was served by the ATF’s Special Response Team, which is often deployed for search warrants or high-risk situations, said an agency spokeswoman at the scene.
An alphabet soup of agencies assisted the ATF in the raid, which took place around 6 a.m. at the club at 1104 E. Diamond Ave., including the FBI and DEA.
Other law enforcement assisting at the scene included Indiana State Police, Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and Evansville Police Department.
An ATF spokeswoman could not say whether there were any arrests or if the building was occupied when officers arrived. Two motorcycles were taken from the scene.
The spokeswoman did say that the investigation that led to the search warrant had been going on for “quite awhile.”
The Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club was founded in Louisville in 1965 and a local chapter was organized in Warrick County in the mid-1970s.
In June 1983, the local chapter moved its club to a house on Indiana Street near First Avenue, where it stayed until September 2017. The motorcycle club’s current hangout on Diamond Avenue is the former location of the Exotic She Lounge strip club.