Sunday, September 30, 2007
Report a Drug House
Q: When a report of suspected drug dealing is given what steps are taken? What can be done to speed the process?

A: Typically the best way to report suspected drug dealing is to contact the Drug task Force line at 235.9406. Because of the nature of this crime, we request that the more information you can provide the better: persons, descriptions, the actual house address or location, tiems of suspected activity (more detailed the better), vehicle descriptions, and even license plate numbers if you can obtain them.
Also, are there dogs or other animals present? Are there children present? Can you tell of the housing conditions are substandard? (trash, electricity, water all working?)

The more detailed and accurate information that can be provided the better to ensure your complaint can recieve the most detailed investigation of the matter. This can include anything from increased uniform patrols of the area, on street investigation by patrol officers, NEST unit surveillance, and even up to MSOS/Narcotics officers attempting to investigate or make purchases to build a case to shut down the operation.

If you are interested in taking back your neighborhood, I wncourage you to speak with your other neighbors and report this information together to be most helpful. Drug houses are often difficult operations to infiltrate and shut down, and often an investigation can take anywhere from one to six months. What we as police need is neighborhood cooperation, and patience to help rid your area of this activity.


posted by South Bend Police Department @ 9:45 PM  

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