- Finding drugs or drug paraphernalia (syringes, pipes, etc.) in the area.
- Repeated, observable exchanges of items, especially where money is visible.
- Offers to sell you drugs, or conversation about drugs that you overhear.
- Noxious odors from or around the building, such as "musty" smells.
- Buildings where extreme security measures seem to be being taken.
- Buildings where no owner or primary renter is apparent, and no home activities (yard work, painting, maintenance, etc.), seems to be going on.
It is important to distinguish between obnoxious or peculiar behavior and drug activity. Racial or ethnic background, economic level, or lifestyle choices do not mean the person is a drug dealer.
How To Report Drug Activity
Don't assume that we already know about possible narcotics activity, or that a neighbor will call. Don't assume one report is all that is needed. If the activity keeps occurring, keep reporting it. If the pattern changes, report that change. All neighbors affected by the drug activity are encouraged to report.
Drug Activity in Progress
For drug activity that is in progress or needs immediate police response, call 9-1-1.