Sunday, January 18, 2009
Reporting Drug Sales
Q.: I am a manager at a local business located next to a bar. The manager of the bar has from time to time been selling drugs behind the building. I have seen it several times myself along with a majority of my coworkers and his employees are aware also. I was trying to be nice and let him know that he needed to stop what he was doing because there are a lot of people aware and he is going to get caught eventually. Since that day he has been telling people that he is going to beat me up and mess up my vehicle which i have to park by the bar.

A.: If the manager is making direct threats to you you can file a police report to document the threats or intimidation if it is direct at you. If you are concerned with the narcotics activity you can report to our Narcotics Sales Tip Line at 235-9406 with the pertinent information.

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posted by South Bend Police Department @ 1:50 PM  
Nuisance Apartment Neighbors
Q.: I just moved here from Alaska so I am very new here. I smell marijuana burning in my apartment building at night is there a number I can call and I don't have to tell them who I am so they can come check out the smell?

A: I would recommend speaking to the leasing agent/office about the activities that you suspect is taking place in your neighbors apartment. Many apartment complexes (especially federally subsidized ones) have stringent guidelines about illegal activity such as drug use that can have residents evicted. It is difficult for officers to investigate marijuana being smoked inside private residences because of case law on needing warrants and the difficulty in obtaining in a timely manner if persons will not allow police in. If you suspect drug activity in terms of selling narcotics you can call the Narcotic Sales tip line at 235-9406.

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posted by South Bend Police Department @ 1:45 PM  
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Drug Offenses
Q:Is a drug arrest a misdemeanor or a felony?

A: It can be either, depending upon the type of offense, the actual drug, whether the drugs are in possession, or if there is intent to sell/deal the amount in possession, and if there is a prior conviction for drug possession, which will bump a misdemeanor possession to a felony. Take a look at IC Code section 35-48 for more information!

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posted by South Bend Police Department @ 9:52 AM  

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