Do you have a drug house in your

Do you have a drug house in your

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NCPD

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Oct 11, 2013
Do you have a drug house in your
neighborhood?
Drug houses don’t just happen in other
neighborhoods. There are drug houses in all
types of neighborhoods. There are four things
that make a drug house:
• Product
• Buyer
• Seller
• Location
Most neighborhoods have very little control
over Product, Buyer, or Seller. Drug dealers
look for Locations where neighbors do not

What should you do if there is a
drug house in your neighborhood?
One of the tools of the drug dealer is
intimidation. There is safety in numbers.
• Start a Neighborhood Watch or build a
cooperative effort with other neighbors.
* Talk to your area Community Police Officer

*Take note of license plates, times, photo's, videos, and get as much detail as you can. Report to the DEA, Nassau Police, FBI, Dave Deneberg, and any other local politician(s).
* The squeaky wheel gets the grease. If you report once nothing is going to happen. You have to report details frequently and when you have them. Report to Nassau Narcotics, the Nassau Chief of Police, and the local Police station.
* It is very very difficult to catch a drug sale in action. Be patient. It is frustrating to the local police trying to catch known drug dealers.
and give the information from your House
Watch sheet to them.
• Speak with property owners about
problems that the tenants are causing for
the neighbors. If you are having problems,
the property owner is probably having
problems too.
• Report all problems to the appropriate
agency. Police, Fire, Health, Public Works
are just some of the agencies that you may
call with problems.
communicate and isolate themselves. This
makes it easy to intimidate those neighbors
that do notice drug activity. Drug dealers like
neighborhoods that say,“It can’t happen here.”
Money is a key element for the drug dealer. If
they establish a drug house in a neighborhood
where kids and adults have money to buy
drugs, business will thrive.
What are the warning signs of drug
activity in the neighborhood?
Do any of these sound familiar?
• Excessive foot traffic to and from a house
or property
• Loitering in or around a house
• Frequent and unusual traffic patterns such
as: Stop - Enter - Leave
• Traffic frequently stops and a resident
comes out and talks briefly with occupants
of car
• Threats of intimidation connected to a
residence
• Open exchange of drugs and money
• Gang activity in the neighborhood
• Graffiti on structures in the area
• Sudden increase in criminal activity

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