Just had a long phone conversation with the woman who owns the property kitty corner behind us (next to drug dealing house). She is also the sister of the dad at the drug dealing house. She lives on the other side of the drug dealing house (with her mom). Clear as mud?!
Here's a drawing to show you who is where:
The "rental" owned by Aunt has 3 big dogs that are outside 95% of the time. They bark ALL the time. They bark ALL the time because there are drug addicts and homeless around ALL the time. DH talked with aunt about it a week or so ago. She said she would talk to the renter. Now again, for past 3 days it's been non-stop barking. Because it's been non stop drug dealing since Thursday night.
So, I called Aunt up and left a message with her mom (mom is the 83 year old lady who owns our water well) to ask her to please call me. She called back about an hour later. I was nice as can be with her. I said we don't have a problem that C has a dog(s). She should have a watch dog and it should bark when someone is out there. So, I said, let's talk about the reason WHY those dogs are having to bark 24/7. (BTW, it used to be 2 dogs (a doberman and a rottweiler) and now's she's added a third big dog.). They bark because of all the drug addicts coming to your brother's house to buy drugs. I said do you or you mom have any suggestions on what we, in this neighborhood, can do to stop them dealing drugs 24/7 from their house?
She said they don't see it all going on because of the trees and fence between them and drug house and also because they all come in to the corner of the house nearest our side. I said it is ALL the time. I said it's been so bad the past 2 years now and that we knew her nephews dealt some drugs for several years before that but it was nothing like it is now. She said years ago it used to be just pot but now it's heroin and meth and her nephews are addicts, and I said yep and it has destroyed our neighborhood. She agreed.
Anyhow, I was proud of myself that I was very calm and nice, but I wanted her and her mom to know we are sick of this in OUR neighborhood and it's their neighborhood too. I'm tired of talking to her every so often (either about the water well or her renters dogs), but never mentioning her druggie family next door.
She says she didn't realize it's as bad as it is. She said she did drive from her house to her rental house the other day and saw the lowlife out there waiting to buy their drugs. I said they are out there ALL the time. She knows they have literally ruined the neighborhood. She says she has tried to talk to her brother and sister in law before and they just say "we try to run them off when they come and blame it on the 2 (adult) sons". I said that is not happening at all. As we talked on the phone for about 15 minutes, each time someone walked
up to the back porch or drove in, I commented and told her. She was
just like "oh my god. I am so sorry". She doesn't know what to do. Apparently she has another sister now living with her and her mom and said this sister has actually called the cops on her nephews dealing drugs (and it made her mom mad). She doesn't know what to do.
And the lady living in her trailer isn't really a "renter" She said she and C bought the property together years ago, but it is just in Aunt's name and she pays the taxes on it. "So, I can't really evict her". She said she did talk to her and told her she's just going to have to start bringing the dogs inside when they start in on the barking. I said, well, she might have the first few days after DH talked to you about it, but they have been out there barking now since Friday.
She doesn't know what to do about them dealing drugs. She just kept apologizing. I said, well, just so you know, the cops are working on this and the prosecutor has assured us that the next time this house is busted the parents are getting arrested too and that is the thing I am hoping most for, because that will stop it for sure. She said she knew they had been told they will get arrested next time too.
So, nothing really got accomplished, as far as drug dealing goes, but she said she would talk to C again about the dogs barking and keeping them inside more. She also has to clean up a huge pile of garbage outside C's place. The county had apparently given her a 30 day extension (that county is just so nice to all these trashy people!) but she said she'll have it out of there this week. Ummm...how about not throwing garbage outside in the first place?
As I sit here and pound my head on my desk..................