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Federal agents seize counterfeit goods

Federal agents seized counterfeit goods from a building on 2nd Street in Decatur. Federal agents seized counterfeit goods from a building on 2nd Street in Decatur.
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

Federal agents executed a search warrant at a building on 2nd Street in Decatur.

Agents with Immigration Customs Enforcement are on the scene, along with Huntsville Police, Decatur Police, and the Morgan County Sheriff's Department.

Bryan Cox, spokesman for ICE, said agents seized counterfeit goods from the business, Friday. Boxes of merchandise were taken from the home and put outside.

Agents received information that a man was selling counterfeit items at the building at 506 2nd Street.

They found a large amount of counterfeit items, including Adidas clothing, Nike shoes, Polo clothing, Gucci handbags, Louis Vuitton handbags, Michael Kors handbags, and several other brands. Officials say the merchandise totaled to be more than $400,000.

Investigators were out there for hours, packing up the items and hauling them off.

The business is surrounded by homes, and many neighbors said they have bought items themselves.  They had no idea the items were counterfeit, although they admit the situation did seem a little suspicious...

The building is unmarked, surrounded by a fence, and guarded by two dogs.

Neighbors said recently, business has been booming.

"When I first moved here, there were two or three people you would see go in there, but in the last month, there have been car after car after car going by there with three or four people in the car. I think this happened because his business picked up," said neighbor, Carolyn Persinger.

So far, no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

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