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Getting drugs off the streets

Bradford County Drug bust
Bradford County Drug bust
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Updated: 6/04/2010 8:16 am
Bradford County, Fla. -- Action News has exclusive access as a local police agency tries to clean up neighborhood streets.

Action News was right there, as officers moved in, to give you an up close and personal view of just how intense these situations are. With their guns drawn, police went in, looking for drugs under the bed and through the house. They're trying to clean up the streets where kids play.

One little boy lives across from a suspected drug dealer. We were there as the man known as "sugar man" was taken into custody. Police found an empty pill bottle in his pocket. We confronted him about the charges. "Anything to say about the arrest," asked Action News Reporter Catherine Varnum. The suspect replied no. 
    
The officers are part of a special team cracking down on drugs. They're called BUSTED. Thursday, they put a mother and her two children behind bars. They say the family has been dealing and selling drugs for years. Inside the home, police found crack and 2100 dollars in cash. The sheriff's office says this is just the start of building a safer neighborhood.

Police say they have enough proof to take these guys to jail, so children can feel good about calling this neighborhood home. They've been tracking these guys for weeks. They used confidential informats and have taped conversations and video of drug buys. So they're pretty confident they have the right people.
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Realchange - 6/5/2010 9:25 AM
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Getting the destructive drugs off the streets so there are fewer peoples lives destroyed is a good thing. Invading John Doe and Jane Doe's purchases at stores and saying it prevents illegal drug activity is just an excuse. Criminals will just find another way to get the items needed then. We need to conduct serious class training for students about the dangers of drugs. It needs to be graphic and to the point. Having repeat offenders explain what this drug is doing to their lives and how they would kill, steal, etc to get it. Police are right about one thing pot is a gateway drug and often causes teenagers to try other drugs which end up destroying their lives. People want legalize pot and with so many other destructive drugs out there now days maybe it should be considered. Education is the key in this battle. Most the people arrested are drug addicts themselves. If we keep the current generations of kids off drugs by education we will see reduction in drug crimes and activity.

kpcatman - 6/4/2010 7:50 PM
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No happygator the problem is not Obama its your mama.Drugs and drug users were around long before our greatest president ever came along.The CIA brought crack to america along with other drugs like LSD.They will never stop drugs being used or sold like when they tried to stop the booze.God bless the president of the united states of confused america

MyKinKStar - 6/4/2010 1:32 PM
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tomas, If what you say were to be done, it would be a serious mess for quite a while until the weaker were all killed off as you say, but it would thin the herd! You should know though, it's i before e, except after c . . . spell it thEIr to get it right!

HAPPYGATOR - 6/4/2010 10:02 AM
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TOMAS ;THE PROBLEM IS OSAMA OBAMA

tomas - 6/4/2010 8:23 AM
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I SAY THIS: if people are so stupid to waste thier money and thier bodies on drugs....GIVE THEM ALL THEY WANT...kill yourself for drugs. NO MATTER how rich or POOR you are....drugs, alchohol, cigarettes and lotto can always be affordable....YOU CAN FIND MONEY FOR THAT BUT NOT for feeding your kids food or doing some Good with it...let them get crack, snort cocain, smoke some blunt....drugs are so looked up to along with the dealers...government doesnt want to do anything about it...it keeps people in place. Keeps thier minds occupied and off of important things...so kill yourselves maybe those who replace you will see a different route to go...suck that up your nose.
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