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Police take down crack shacks

Williams Lake RCMP executed eight search warrants on crack shacks in 2013, Insp. Warren Brown told city council Tuesday.

The warrants were significant because the crack shacks prey upon people who have addictions and who need to get the money, said Insp. Warren Brown.

“That need for money fuels property crime in our community. If we can attack the crack shacks we would have a greater opportunity to deter crime.”

Last year’s search warrants resulted in sending people to jail and seizing thousands of dollars in cash and drugs, Brown said.

“For those who we had a hard time convincing they were in the wrong business, we convinced some of them to leave our community.”

While this is a displacement of crime, Brown said until he has another answer it’s a win situation for Williams Lake to have drug dealers leave because it makes the community safer.

Brown said he anticipates in the very near future there will be more search warrants.

“It’s no secret we know who the crack dealers are in the community,” he said. “So don’t be upset when we are kicking your door down.”

 

 

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