Sunday Times Newspapers
WYANDOTTE — A suspected drug house in the 1600 block of 15th Street was raided the night of Sept. 6, resulting in the arrest of three people for possession of narcotic paraphernalia and for resisting arrest and obstructing the police.
Deputy Police Chief Archie Hamilton said the house has received numerous violations for trash on the property, failing to cut the grass and basic maintenance violations, which were all ignored by the residents.
On Sept. 1, the residents of the house were suspected of harboring a fugitive from a nearby hit-and-run crash.
When police officers obtained a search warrant for the premises, they had to forcibly remove one man from the rafters of the garage. The house was found to have numerous hazardous violations, including exposed wires. Two police officers received minor injuries inside the house when executing the search warrant.
Two dogs were removed from the house due to the unsafe conditions.
Hamilton said it is frustrating for nearby residents to have to deal with deplorable conditions like this house, which was driving down nearby property values.
“Our officers and detectives did an amazing job letting these occupants know this type of conduct will not be tolerated,” he said.
The house was deemed to be uninhabitable, and will require numerous repairs before it may be reoccupied.