The neighborhood drug situation just keeps boiling and boiling. DH had an interesting "experience" with some deputies the other night and our new friend over in the next neighborhood had a very similar experience the day prior.
While we had a week of low drug activity, it started back up again during the day Wednesday. Cars in and out. That afternoon DH called it in (like we are told to do). Same story. Dispatch says they won't dispatch anyone, report it to Narcotics. What the hell good is that going to do, when we've already been told Narcotics isn't interested in our "bottom of the barrel" situation?!! By almost midnight it had been a steady stream in front of our house. This "regular" car pulls down our street (with it's headlights off, of course) and turns into our good neighbors driveway - quite a ways into his driveway, actually. Good neighbor is of course asleep and unaware - cuz that's what normal people do when then have to leave for work at 6am! DH goes outside to see what this guy is doing on good neighbors property/run him off. DH sees someone coming out from the drug house on the other side (most likely to meet up with this car) and the car sees DH and quickly backs out and goes and parks near the entrance to our street. DH grabbed my keys, got in my car and drove out to find the guy now parked around the corner, off the side of road. DH pulls up next to him and sits a minute. Then the car pulls up next to the vacant house and DH follows him and parks too. By this time he is on the phone to 911 - reporting a suspicious vehicle, going to the drug houses, etc. Of course they are trying to tell him to not do this and of course they don't want to send a deputy. DH tells them he's not pulling off this guy until a deputy comes and finds out what he's up to. Then the car turns around and goes back into our neighborhood, so DH just waits, because there is only one way out. Several minutes and he finally comes back out just as the cops (3 or 4 cars) are coming in. DH points to the car and one pulls him over and they tell DH to wait.
Then it got interesting. DH is standing there talking to the Sgt and deputies, telling them what this car had been doing, and the deputy that talked to the guy in the car comes over. It's just "John Q Citizen" (meaning DH is full of crap) and lays into DH about it. DH says this guy is a regular at these drug houses and he was on my (sleeping) neighbors property. The cop then says "there's nothing going on in this neighborhood". DH stares dumbfounded at him and says "you are being facetious, right?" "NO, I'm not, there's no problem in this neighborhood, blah blah." DH looks at the other deputies in disbelief and says "c'mon seriously? you guys are aware of this right, aware of what's been going on for 2 years now, right?" and one of them looks at the ground and says yes. Then DH says Mr. Head Sheriff is aware of this and the cop says "I can guarantee you Mr. Head Sheriff isn't aware of this or even knows this neighborhood exists". DH says......hmm...well that's funny because I was in his big office downtown on Monday with your Lt. and one of your Sgts and drew him a map on his big white board". This cop was getting so irate that one of the other deputies literally had to pull him away from DH and walk him away to calm him down.
As this is all happening out come walking 3 guys leaving the neighborhood. They see the cops and 2 turn around and go back the way they came. One keeps walking and a couple of the deputies go to talk to him. They let him go but apparently then ran his name and realized he had a felony warrant out for him. Bam! they were all back in their cars and off to chase in the direction he went.
DH came back home and was fit to be tied over this BS. About 15 minutes later there are cop lights everywhere in our neighborhood for probably at least a half hour or hour.
Stay tuned for part 2..............