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How to fight blatant drug sales in the park?

a guest post by Will Hall

I live on Conrad Street, directly across the street from Conrad Park in the East view community of the East End. This past Saturday, an arrest was made on the corner of Wood/Conrad street, and I sat on my porch and watched the entire incident.

I’ve been in Eastview for six years, and my neighbors and I have noticed a lot of drug transactions/sales that take place in this park.

Those involved in these drug sales don’t care about who see’s them, because most of the time, it’s done while we’re sitting on the porch, and doing yard work. My neighbors and I have called the police, and even took pictures of license plates, but nothing stops them, and it seems as if this park has become a place simply where drug transactions take place.

I know that similar incidents take place in Luck’s Field on T street. Has any one seen this in other parks in the East End? What action do you recommend?

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Will Hall
Will Hall
3 years ago

We talk amongst ourselves but we don’t have any group meetings. I’m thinking about starting one.

Anna Danit
Anna Danit
3 years ago

Invest in decent RVA school system

Aaron S. Brown
Aaron S. Brown
3 years ago

Unleash your dogs and let them run around the park!

Michael Onsel
Michael Onsel
2020 years ago

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Liz O
Liz O
3 years ago

John’s advice is solid. Requesting a more constant police presence may help. There’s a meeting tonight (03/28) at the Family Resource Center on Jefferson Ave with Councilwoman Newbille. Come ask her to be your advocate for getting more police involvement.

Clay Street
Clay Street
3 years ago

Maybe set up a Twitter just for this (obviously one that is not tied to your individual personal identity) and tweet photos and details @RichmondPolice, the mayor and local news stations. Newbille has a twitter as well.

Seth Alexander Prestwidge Barch
Seth Alexander Prestwidge Barch
3 years ago

Legalize it.

Will Hall
Will Hall
3 years ago

@6. Thats a good idea.thats what I’m going to do regarding a Twitter profile. I wish I would of thought of that! Thanks for the information from everyone else!

Kiya Stokes
Kiya Stokes
3 years ago

Work with your sector lieutenant to develop a strategic plan. His name is Michael Alston and he is very accessible. His number is 804-646-3387 and his e-mail address is Michael.alston@richmondgov.com

Will Hall
Will Hall
3 years ago

Thanks Kiya. I’m waiting for your email response as well lol. We talked a week ago regarding the land where Whitcomb elementary sits. Remember?

Heather Williams
Heather Williams
3 years ago

Hold up a sign that says I see you and I’m telling! Ha

Neighbor
Neighbor
3 years ago

And when you hold up a sign letting the drug dealers know you are a snitch, make sure you are prepared to accept the retaliation. I don’t want to see people whining on here that they got a baseball bat to their car windshield, a brick thrown threw their window, or even shot.

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