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    • shaunandelly
    • By shaunandelly 11th Oct 17, 12:54 PM
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    drug dealers
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    drug dealers 11th Oct 17 at 12:54 PM
    How is this money related? Well, protection of property prices I suppose. I live in a crescent and about 50% are are rental.A couple moved in to the end house this summer and there are almost daily visits of what appear to be drug dealers. Question is,best course of action? Eye contact has been made and I would think it wouldn't take much working out who dobbed them in so it needs to be an effective coup de grace. Opinions.
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    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 11th Oct 17, 1:01 PM
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    But they aren't drug dealers? So what would dobbing them in do?


    I mean you don't even know for sure what the visits are for - having previously dabbled I can suggest that drugs aren't typically bought on a daily basis.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 11th Oct 17, 1:02 PM
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    it needs to be an effective coup de grace. Opinions.
    Originally posted by shaunandelly
    The punishment seems a little extreme for merely catching someone's eye in the street.

    Or do you mean that you have to achieve an arrest and eviction first time around? Could be tricky if it turns out your 'drug dealers' are something innocuous.

    Anyway, how would that prevent the sort of retaliation you seem concerned to avoid? We stopped sending criminals to Australia ages ago.
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    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 11th Oct 17, 1:05 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 1:05 PM
    Opinions.
    Originally posted by shaunandelly
    You spend too much time monitoring your neighbours' activities.
    • westv
    • By westv 11th Oct 17, 1:09 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 1:09 PM
    I'm sure all it is is just an innocent brothel.
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 11th Oct 17, 1:09 PM
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    Are you worried about drug addicts queuing up outside their house? About lowering the tone? Needles in the street? I'd be inclined to just ignore. Unless it affects me directly, let them inject, snort or smoke whatever they want. Their funeral. If people were hanging around an alley next to my house or outside, dropping needles or whatever, different matter.
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    • IAmWales
    • By IAmWales 11th Oct 17, 1:42 PM
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    what appear to be drug dealers
    What do drug dealers look like?

    I'm wondering how you would differentiate between a drug dealer and, for instance, a support worker?
    • ssparks2003
    • By ssparks2003 11th Oct 17, 1:42 PM
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    [QUOTE=shaunandelly;73246587 almost daily visits of what appear to be drug dealers. [/QUOTE]

    Wow, i did not know that there was a uniform they wear to easily identify from other undesirables that may visit residential areas. Do they wear a special badge that say's "stop me and toke one"?

    It may that you have some evidence that would back up your claim that they are drug dealers that you have not mentioned in your post or it maybe that you are perhaps a little out of touch with the fashions of the youth of today, and through the rapid blur of the twitching net curtains perfectly normal and law abiding people look to your ageing eyes like Pablo Escobar? Think it would be best if you stick to watching bargain hunt and drinking horlicks
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 11th Oct 17, 1:46 PM
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    Reminds me of my a conversation I had with my elderly mum as we went through airport security.


    She was grumbling as she'd been chosen to frisked and was asking did she look a terrorist.


    At which point I asked her what a terrorist looked like as it would save a hell of lot of money for the security services
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    • CurlySue2017
    • By CurlySue2017 11th Oct 17, 1:50 PM
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    Opinions.
    Originally posted by shaunandelly
    Mine is that you are one of the worst types of neighbour someone could wish for.

    Nosey, presumptuous and judgemental.
    • societys child
    • By societys child 11th Oct 17, 1:50 PM
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    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 11th Oct 17, 1:52 PM
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    Near me we have a support group for people with addiction problems.


    I know the chap that runs it, and he's a really lovely guy, but obviously has a long list of convictions etc.


    I'd suggest that anyone who doesn't know him would jump to the same conclusions as the OP, but appearances can be deceiving.
    • rtho782
    • By rtho782 11th Oct 17, 2:06 PM
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    Wow, i did not know that there was a uniform they wear to easily identify from other undesirables that may visit residential areas. Do they wear a special badge that say's "stop me and toke one"?

    It may that you have some evidence that would back up your claim that they are drug dealers that you have not mentioned in your post or it maybe that you are perhaps a little out of touch with the fashions of the youth of today, and through the rapid blur of the twitching net curtains perfectly normal and law abiding people look to your ageing eyes like Pablo Escobar? Think it would be best if you stick to watching bargain hunt and drinking horlicks
    Originally posted by ssparks2003
    Of course drug dealers wear uniforms. How do you think people procure drugs? Just walk up to random people in the street and ask if they have any drugs for sale?

    You have to look for the secret uniforms.
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    • parkrunner
    • By parkrunner 11th Oct 17, 2:48 PM
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    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 11th Oct 17, 2:55 PM
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    Oh dear, sounds like your street has really gone to pot.
    • mrginge
    • By mrginge 11th Oct 17, 2:58 PM
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    Have you considered hiring the A team?
    • EachPenny
    • By EachPenny 11th Oct 17, 3:24 PM
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    Question is,best course of action? Eye contact has been made and I would think it wouldn't take much working out who dobbed them in so it needs to be an effective coup de grace. Opinions.
    Originally posted by shaunandelly
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    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 11th Oct 17, 3:28 PM
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    Just wondering what the 'rental' bit has got to do with anything. Do you mean you wonder if you should approach their LL, or that they are attracting 'different sorts of people to the homeowners'?!
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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 11th Oct 17, 3:28 PM
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    What lovely and kind drug dealers they have, to make daily home visits! You just can't get that sort of service these days.
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 11th Oct 17, 3:37 PM
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    What lovely and kind drug dealers they have, to make daily home visits! You just can't get that sort of service these days.
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    You definitely can in Brentwood!
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