Sunday, October 12, 2008
Reporting Narcotics Activity
Q: I was wondering what could be done about residents living in a rental home next door who I suspect have drugs in their home? One night while I was in my home I overheard these two 19 year old girls talking about their side yard being "a good place to smoke our blunt". There is also a lot of traffic that goes in and out of the house. I do not suspect they are selling it but the home is starting to turn into a party house and that is not what our neighborhood is like. Any suggestions?


A:Sure. You can report suspected drug sales/activity to our Drug Tip Line at 235-9406. Try to establish a pattern if possible- times that activity is heaviest- any persons known to the residence, vehicle and license plates are all VERY helpful in trying to further this type of investigation!

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posted by South Bend Police Department @ 7:39 PM  
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.

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