Here is a story that shows you what can be accomplished when neighbors get involved and work together, and with authorities, to keep their neighborhood safe:
A North Portland home was raided last week after fliers throughout the neighborhood advertised drug sales at the address, police said.
Of the seven adults inside the home during the raid, six were arrested on various drug charges. A teenager in the home was placed in protective custody.
On October 18, police executed a search warrant at a home in the 3900 block of North Massachusetts Avenue, according to Lt. Robert King with the Portland Police Bureau.
Officers said they found nearly 20 grams of marijuana, more than 10 grams of heroin, a sawed-off shotgun, thousands of dollars in cash and the materials for a methamphetamine lab inside the home.
“The neighborhood response team began this investigation over a year ago because of numerous neighborhood complaints,” King said. “At one point a neighbor gave officers an 8-inch by 10-inch flier found in the neighborhood that said ‘Heroin for sale’ and gave the address and the names of the dealers.”
Neighbors were grateful that the investigation led to arrests.
“It was taxpayer money at work. It was great,” said neighbor Doug Barrett. “It’s what we’ve been longing for, so it was a great relief, and we told them so.”
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