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(KCEN) -- In Houston, a woman and her autistic son say they are traumatized after a mix-up led to a drug raid on their home.

The front door to Barbara Thomas' home is damaged, her garden lights outside crushed into tiny pieces.

Inside, she says a mirror was knocked off the wall, a picture frame and other things broken.

She says it's all the result of HPD officers who busted into her home for a drug raid.

Problem is.... They were at the wrong address.

"They told me 'Get down, get down,' guns everywhere. I mean the long ones with lights on them," explains Thomas.

Thomas and her son John, showed us how they were forced to remain still in the living room.

"I know at least three was right here because they had guns directly at me and my son. The rest, I know, were going through the house."

She says officers went through her bedroom, her closets and even her kitchen looking for drugs. "He said, something ain't right. This is a mistake."

HPD tells reporters that officers were looking for 5818, but Thomas lives at 5816. HPD says it was a mistake, but Thomas wonders how. When her address is clearly marked above the door, on the mailbox and the garbage can.

She lives here with her son who is Autistic. They're both traumatized by what happened.

"I mean... I thought they was going to kill us," Thomas says.

Thomas contacted community activist Quanell X who helped her file a complaint against HPD.

Internal Affairs is now investigating.

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