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What do we do about a drug house on our block?

We live in an neighborhood of working people, retirees even trijocker08/07/17
Depending on your local jurisdiction you could always get th flyer1408/07/17
Unfortunately, there's not a lot you can do. Many seasoned d mrtor08/07/17
Are you a renter, owner, or mortgagor? vohod08/07/17
I own on the street and thats all I could afford to buy beca trijocker08/07/17
go there and smoke a bowl with them. Then offer the police dingbat08/07/17
Call the police. If it's as bad as you say, and with enough isthisit08/07/17
The Sheriffs say they have tagged it as a narco house. The trijocker08/07/17
Snitches get stitches. Sell and move. Now. Review publi sanka08/07/17
Would asking an agent if the location is ghetto or sketchy e triplesix08/07/17
Several realtors put me in ghettos before i moved here. Had trijocker08/07/17
You have private or federal loans? Thought mortgage lenders loblawyer08/07/17
My first realtor tried to put me on the wrong side of the tr flyer1408/07/17
Its mostly military retirees and a sheriffs dad. Its only t trijocker08/07/17
What do you mean? isthisit08/07/17
I think you need to enlist the aid of several other neighbor onehell08/07/17
This situation and ones like it is exactly why neighborhood wolfman08/07/17
You may want to consider "self help." I bet if you had a hankstamper08/07/17
Burn it down. They'll probably just blame it on a crackhead retard08/07/17
trijocker (Aug 7, 2017 - 8:47 am)

We live in an neighborhood of working people, retirees even a sheriff. One of the homes on the street is full of dealers, and was just raided by the US Marshalls with a tank looking for a felon. Then last night another escapee from the house climbed into our yard and was waiting for family. The house is owned by a school employee that lets her daughter or grandaughter live in there and sell drugs. The police know about the house and say it is tagged by the narco task force. The resident has a rap sheet or probably 24 convictions inoluding selling drugs on school property, and is on probation. Weve talked to her PO to get him to check on the house and he says it is up to the judge to make her restrictions stronger and the police say they cannot go in the house without getting a warrant.
What can we do to end the situation other than begging the gma, who is also a school teacher to kick her child out of the drug house?

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flyer14 (Aug 7, 2017 - 9:03 am)

Depending on your local jurisdiction you could always get the city to declare it a nuisance and begin the condemnation process.

Or you could move to a nicer neighborhood, but that's admittedly impractical for a lot of people.

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mrtor (Aug 7, 2017 - 9:14 am)

Unfortunately, there's not a lot you can do. Many seasoned drug dealers can evade the police for quite some time. And the police cannot simply search the home on a neighbor's recommendation. You could try to make their lives tougher -- video record their interactions, note license plates, call the police for every infraction, report every code violation, and make it known that you are going to be a thorn in their side. However, you never know what such people will do in return (i.e., vandalism, burglary, violence, etc).

Consider moving to a nicer area. It may cost you a bit, but it can be worth it to get away from that nonsense.

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vohod (Aug 7, 2017 - 9:20 am)

Are you a renter, owner, or mortgagor?

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trijocker (Aug 7, 2017 - 9:22 am)

I own on the street and thats all I could afford to buy because of the law school loans.
The neighborhood is good except for that one house.

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dingbat (Aug 7, 2017 - 9:29 am)

go there and smoke a bowl with them. Then offer the police to turn informant if they agree not to bring charges against you

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isthisit (Aug 7, 2017 - 9:32 am)

Call the police. If it's as bad as you say, and with enough calls from other neighbors, the constant police presence will scare away potential customers.

But keep a piece by your bedside in case they retaliate.

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trijocker (Aug 7, 2017 - 12:02 pm)

The Sheriffs say they have tagged it as a narco house.
The DEA also knows about the house because the U.S. Marshalls also came to serve a warrant and had to call in SWAT and a tank thing to get in.
The sheriffs say there is nothing else they can do without an active search warrant.

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sanka (Aug 7, 2017 - 10:54 am)

Snitches get stitches.

Sell and move. Now. Review public police records of your new zip code. Don't get your realtor into trouble by asking illegal questions.

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triplesix (Aug 7, 2017 - 11:18 am)

Would asking an agent if the location is ghetto or sketchy enough to get him in trouble?

I can't tell if that lame ass white terminology has been picked up as racist terms by brave nonprofits like splc.

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trijocker (Aug 7, 2017 - 12:03 pm)

Several realtors put me in ghettos before i moved here.
Had to research crime rates etc using crime data as the realtors would not disclose if the places were in ghettos or shots fired nightly.
This was the best i could get with my law school loans and it is quiet except for the drughouse.

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loblawyer (Aug 7, 2017 - 1:41 pm)

You have private or federal loans? Thought mortgage lenders under the new guidelines only looked at cash flow (i.e. IBR payments), not overall debt. This was done in part to keep housing market from collapsing.

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flyer14 (Aug 7, 2017 - 1:50 pm)

My first realtor tried to put me on the wrong side of the tracks in a neighborhood where the single house she'd recommended significantly overbuilt everything else. I would have never gotten my money back. I fired that realtor pretty quickly and got a guy who looked up what I wanted.

Second... why did you buy a house on the wrong side of the tracks? It only takes one crackhouse to ruin a neighborhood. If there's a Section 8 renter anywhere within a thousand yards... you're on the wrong side of town.

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trijocker (Aug 7, 2017 - 1:58 pm)

Its mostly military retirees and a sheriffs dad.
Its only the one house where the gma lets her druggy grandchild live there that is ruining the street. When contacted she got on her high horse and seemed to get offended that she was asked to clean up her own property and get rid of the druggies within. She's not saving the kid who could be shot by one of the many felons that flop there.

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isthisit (Aug 7, 2017 - 11:27 am)

What do you mean?

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onehell (Aug 7, 2017 - 1:53 pm)

I think you need to enlist the aid of several other neighbors, preferably including some well-connected ones with a good track record of campaign donations, and get an appointment with the mayor and police chief. Maybe the elected DA too. They will listen to you if (and only if) they think NOT doing so will cost them politically.

Beat cops are not detectives. They generally make arrests only for things they happen to see with their own two eyes, which is why 90% of the arrests they make begin as a Terry or traffic stop and not from execution of a warrant that was the culmination of a several-month investigation. Call them and they may cruise by, but that won't help because the deals take place behind closed doors and the buyers are usually long-gone by the time cops arrive.

They would need an undercover to successfully make a buy to take this lady down. And even with that, the buy will support a search warrant but then they'd need to time the raid so as to catch her with substantial quantities on-premises, which means substantial surveillance time. She's probably not a major player and is likely just dealing to support her own habit. So they're not going to devote those kinds of resources unless pressure to do so comes from very high up.

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wolfman (Aug 7, 2017 - 2:28 pm)

This situation and ones like it is exactly why neighborhood vigilantie groups, also sometimes known as death squads or paramilitaries, thrive in certain Latin American countries and elsewhere, and are often allied with or at least tolerated by the police and other authorities.

If you lived in one of these countries, I'd be happy to explain in detail what needed to be done (you can probably guess haha).

In a run-of-the-mill US town, however, onehell's advice is very credited.

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hankstamper (Aug 7, 2017 - 4:14 pm)

You may want to consider "self help."

I bet if you had a really quiet air pellet rifle with a scope, and people's tires kept popping around that house, there may be a slower flow of traffic. What are the druggies gonna do, call the cops?

If you have balls and get creative, you may be able to fix things.

Disclaimer: This is all a joke, and not actual advice.

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retard (Aug 7, 2017 - 4:21 pm)

Burn it down. They'll probably just blame it on a crackhead nodding off with a piece in their hand.

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