PORTSMOUTH, Va. - In one of the classic homes in Olde Towne Portsmouth, FredSanborn has spent the last twelve years, not just living in hiscommunity, but participating in it.
He wants to see his neighborhood flourish, but the Olde TowneCivic League president said, lately, there has been a rise inrobberies and break-ins.
"You can't help but think this is fueled by drugs," saidSanborn. "We don't have a drug problem per se in Olde Towne, butwhat we have is an overflow of the users from otherneighborhoods."
Portsmouth police announced sixty-one drug-related indictmentsafter a four-month investigation.
Heroin and cocaine.
Mostly possession with intent to distribute.
For now, the indictments are sealed, which keeps most detailsprivate, but Sanborn said indictments on such a large scale mean asafer city.
"This is really a welcome occasion and I think it's going to doa lot to increasing neighborhood quality not just in Olde Towne butthroughout the whole city."
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