Note Dropped From Window Leads to Arrest of 17

Seventeen people were under detention Tuesday after sheriff's deputies raided an immigrant "drop house" in Compton, authorities said.

Deputies went to the 2100 block of North Dern Avenue about 4 p.m. Monday  after someone found a note, written in Spanish, that had been tossed out of a  window of the home, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department  statement. The note said people were being held against their will and asked  for help.

Deputies detained 12 men, three women and two boys, all of whom were  turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, according to the  Sheriff's Department.

One deputy and one of the men were injured in a struggle, and a deputy  shot and killed a pit bull that attacked him when an effort was made to open a  door at the residence, which had barred windows, the sheriff's department  reported.

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