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Portland Police claim progess in cleanup of Parkside neighborhood
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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Police are reporting  significant progress in their effort to clean up a neighborhood in the city of Portland.

A community meeting was held this Monday morning on Grant Street, in front of a building that police say had become a magnet for drug users and people drinking in public. The purpose of the meeting was to update the residents of the area about a joint investigation led by local police and state drug agents.

Over the past two months, police say their investigation has resulted in 18 arrests and the seizure of nearly $6,000 in crack cocaine and heroin.

Police Chief James Craig says people involved in unlawful activity need to hear loud and clear that they're not welcome and police will be there to ensure it stops.

"I know that this has gone on for some time, but it is not late, not late at all," said Chief Craig.  "We're taking this community back.  Our message is clear.  The drug dealers are not welcome here and will leave.  We will find you and arrest you if you continue to ravage this neighborhood with illegal activities that have gone on far too long."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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