Excuse the length but this is sort of like Sixto's Hilljack thread. Neighbours. Go figure.
There is a garage apartment across the alley from my detached garage that has been empty since the last "Unlicensed Phamaceutical" people living there fled. Apparently someone moved in recently. I have been noticing what I would say as "suspicious" activity in the apartment during my departures and arrivals. Well, today my suspicions were confirmed.
As I was leaving to go to Church, I opened up the garage door and there was a Huntington, WV Police car parked across the alley from my garage. Other cars were there too. I had a bit of trouble getting out of the garage, but managed to do so. My wife came later to Church in her car, she too saw the cops.
Fast forward to coming home and there are 3 cruisers, what appeared to be unmarked police cars and at least 5 uniformed officers and a couple undercover ones. One of them had parked an unmarked in front of my garage and as I opened the door when turning into the alley, someone jumped into the car and moved. I had trouble getting my Toyota pick-up into the garage, but managed to without incident.
Before I went to the house, I saw a uniformed officer and asked what was going on. He said "There is a drug dealer living here....correction.....was a drug dealer living here."
My dog wanted to go for her walk and I took her. I have to go through the back gate, I also keep it locked and saw a bunch of officers in and out of the place. They had a K-9 unit with them as well and a big German Shepherd. I took off in the opposite direction to take the dog for her walk so I would not be in their way.
Came back and they were "wrapping" up the investigation. Chatted with them and thanked them for what they do. I also said that I was almost to the point of calling to report suspicious activity, but someone beat me to it.
This stuff is the reason why I carry when taking out trash to the can in the alley or even walking my dog. Drug Dealer types are paranoid and may think that I am being nosy about their business. They also carry weapons in an illegal manner.
Like it is said, it can happen anywhere at anytime. Just happy the cops got there first and I didn't have to deal with it.