Third Spice Raid In Three Weeks

Third Spice Raid In Three Weeks

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Averaging about a bust a week—today was the third drug raid we’ve seen in the last month in connection to spice—a deadly new drug also known as synthetic marijuana.

“We respect our people’s right to private property, but the problem is, this particular house has become a drug nuisance to the entire neighborhood,” says Mobile Police Chief James Barber.

This was, in effect, a third warning for this house.

“You can imagine the impact it had on the quality of life and safety of the neighborhood. There have been shots fired from this residence, there have been drugs sold from this residence,” says Barber.

The owner, Edward James, lives next door and has been allowing drug activity to go on in the house where his niece, Carolyn James, lived up until today. Drugs like marijuana, spice and cocaine. And Chief Barber says this is the first of many more drug busts to come.

“You’ve only seen the very first one, again, 91 other property owners have been notified that their properties are drug nuisances, and they know, or should know that we intend to take civil action against them,” says Barber.

That civil action, of course, will be in the form of a lawsuit. Edward James, the homeowner was served a notice yesterday and in 21 days from then, police will be filing suit against him. Barber says this just reiterates the problem seen in the area—Carolyn James was out on bond for drug charges and she continued drug activity and as you can see, the police department is looking to put an end to that.

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